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My daughter is 4-months-old. She's beautiful and I love her so much. Well, this past month she started going to my mom's daycare (my mom works at one). Today during school (I'm 17) my mom sent me a picture of my baby sleeping, and said that they put her in a crib and nobody would go near her. They made her cry herself to sleep, fifteen minutes, alone in a crib (I understand gradually, five for a few days then seven or eight, but she went from sleeping in bed with my and having the breast on demand to help her sleep to suddenly being cruelly forced to scream for somebody). I just feel like I failed her as a mommy and she's hurting and scared. Like, I know she'll still love me. But I want her to feel loved and like if she cries I will always be there to hold her and love her. I do NOT want her to feel like if she is put in a crib it's bedtime and she won't see anybody for another hour or more. I only put her in her crib at home with a mobile to entertain her while I make the bed or get ready for school. However, my mom had a specialist at her job (developmental specialist) check the baby out due to her not rolling yet (next week she'll be 5 months). The specialist said she's held too much because she arches her back and shakes, etc. So she said give her plenty of tummy time and back time. Anyway, so do I have a right to be mad that -although my mom KNOWS how much I absolutely HATE a baby crying it out- my mom let her cry for longer than ten minutes? Or am I just overreacting and being over protective? :'(