Yes! Common sense!
Do not leave your 2 week old baby to cry while you drink tea!
Little babies need the closeness more than the average 9 year old who can be verbally communicated with and can walk and find the parent.
I wouldn't leave my 79yo grandmother alone while I have a cup of tea and attempt to block her out either. If she is upset and I am there, I will be with her.
How is it ok to not go to a little baby who is upset, alone, unable to verbally communicate, unable to be reasoned with, unable to make his or her way to the parents or know where the grown ups are and if they will ever come back. It's heartbreaking.
I don't have a problem with controlled crying, after 6 months, as an absolute last resort. It works, and sometimes it's the lesser of two evils. What I find ABHORRENT is the idea that tiny babies need to be trained to sleep. I was recommended SOS by so many people before DS was even born I cannot, cannot understand why people think they need to train their babies, who are merely sleeping the way newborns sleep.
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my baby isn't a bad sleeper at night, he catnaps during the day and changes his diet requirements like the scottish weather!! he doesn't have reflux and I have read the book cover to cover.
she says that she doesn't believe that protest crying for 6 or 7 hours does any lasting damage but she has nothing to support that statement!
My kids are routine kids. But they set their own routines and while I have tweaked here and there to suit the rest of the family, they can sleep when they want, eat when they want and have cuddles when they are tired and/or upset.
I havent read the book but have had so many mums tell me to try it. But I know my baby best and I know what works better than some woman who I have never met.
I'm glad you are doing your own thing now you'll be happier for doing so!
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