Monday, January 26, 2009

Putting the screaming baby down

A mom was pushing her baby in a stroller and telling her friend that yesterday she just couldn’t take his crying any more. She decided to put him in his crib and take some time to regain herself. Once she was able to get a few minutes to herself, she was able to pick him up from the crib and once again try to soothe him.

Babies who cry inconsolably can push even the most patient parents to their limit. This mom made an excellent choice in putting the baby down. The baby was safe in his crib (not happy but certainly safe) and mom could get time to regroup. Parents are wise to take care of their own basic needs so that they have the strength to meet their children’s needs.
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