Just curious on your thoughts of this....I was told to just let my soon to be 3 week son cry for the sake of crying so he can learn to "soothe himself..."
Uhm...he is only 3 weeks old and can't tell me what's going on..
I've found when he cries it's usually
2. Dirty Diaper
3. Dog licking his foot and he (baby) doesn't know what this blurry white thing is doing to him
and last of all
I don't agree with the let my son cry to start learning to soothe himself.....He can't tell me what he wants....
However...lately Jacob doesn't cry ( or rather howl like a banshee being beaten up by 3 IRS agents) as much lately since I've been feeding him more often and the only time he does cry is when I change his diapers, give him a bath, tell him what the world is really like.....you get the idea
The "advice" didn't sound right to me at all....For beginners...Jacob has been more content lately since I've been feeding on demand and I don't worry about him crying and when he does cry...it's usually something I have to take care of...Like dirty diapers, mommy accidently taping the diaper to the side of his leg so now he has plumber's crack and air going down one's tush apparently isn't comfortable...Bad mommy bad mommy...
But more than anything...when he cries and his diapers are fine and he has been more than well-fed...I give him what he is needing the most of and is crying for.......LOVE
My son is only going to be a baby once and one day he isn't going to need me anymore and will be grown up....I'm not ready to make him face the world alone at 3 weeks...So he doesn't cry every 5 minutes......and when he does...It doesn't take anything out of my day to say..."Hey the laundry isn't that important...My son needs me..."
I'm going to enjoy him everyday as much as I can until the one day comes and he is able to take care of himself....that is going to be a hard day for me....and I'm not in a hurry to rush it....Meantime...Here is this precious little miracle with a great set of lungs....So mommy loves him and wants to do what she can to help him grow....But to let him cry until he soothes himself then feed him...I don't think so...
If he cries...I'm there....
Was curious what your take on this was.........