I'm done with baby books! Done. I'm tired of reading that if my kid doesn't take two 2 hour long naps she's going to be some ADD serial killer. One book says that you should pick your baby up every time s/he cries. Another says, close the door and don't open it up until morning no matter what you hear. Another says, let the baby cry for 5 minutes, go in and soothe and then repeat. Another says check once and then let the baby cry. Not only do the authors of said baby books contradict each other, they contradict themselves. One book I read said not to let a baby under 8 weeks cry but then told success stories of the cry it out method with a 6 week old (too young IMHO). One author said not to try cry it out or controlled crying before 4 months, another said 3 months, and yet another said 6 months.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I am so done with these books. I think baby books are a great way to learn how your baby develops and how his or her body works and things they might be getting ready to try or experience, but other than that I'm trusting my gut. If it feels like it's OK I'm gonna stick with it, if it doesn't feel right I won't. I'm sick of thinking about what I'm "supposed" to do or what my friends are doing or what my family did.
I'm coming into my own as a mother and I know my child and I will follow my instincts and intuition despite what The Happiest Healthiest No Crying Ferberized Confident Baby on the Block says!
Posted by Melissa G. at 2:23 PM