A newborn isn’t manipulative. They cry because they need you. Our job as parents is to listen to our instincts and feed, comfort, and love the little guy as needed.
When you respond to your baby’s cries, he learns, “this place is awesome!”
Believe it or not, picking up your baby when he cries, leads to independence. Why? Because when you meet your baby’s needs, she develops a sense of security and confidence, which in turn leads to independence
As your baby gets older, crying will not always be because she needs you. She’ll have wants, “I want your glasses.” “I want your hot coffee.” … and that’s when you’ll need to set limits and teach your baby… “I love you, but No. “You can’t have my glasses, the knife, the hot coffee.”
𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙬, 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙬𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙣, 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚.
Originally posted 2021-01-12 14:08:23.