Nowadays convention tells us we need to put our child upstairs in a room alone and let him cry himself to sleep. It's convenient. On YOU. What about him? Wouldn't it scar you for life to be left alone, crying for mama until you eventually fell asleep. Crying is the only mechanism they have to tell you they need you. They NEED you mama. Yes it may be "inconvenient" for me. But I'll lay down with my baby and nurse him to sleep. I'll hold him and rock him until his eyes close. I'll hold his hand and stroke his hair until he drifts off to sleep. I will never be able to get these precious moments back. And in another year they will be gone. So yes I'm one of those mom's who "spoils" their child and doesn't let him cry himself to sleep. I will comfort my baby until he no longer needs me. Thinking of that day brings tears to my eyes. Cherish the moments you have with your children. Don't listen to the people around you. Trust your motherly instincts and love your child with every ounce of your being.
on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:07 PM