My Child is Spoiled Rotten...

Kayte - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So the pediatrician told me that you can't spoil a baby and that when they're about 6 months old, that's the time to let them be more independent, otherwise they WILL get spoiled. My child is spoiled rotten. From the time he was born til 3 months, he wouldn't let me sit down with him, I had to stand. Now he will let me sit with him. But he is now 6 months old and has learned that when I put him down in his walker to play, he will play for a bit and then look up at me, pitch a fit, and reach his arms out towards me for me to pick him up. Does anyone know a good way to break this habit? Does leaving him to cry and ignoring him really help or does it make the situation worse and the habit harder to break?

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Kayte - posted on 01/12/2009

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Not to cause offense Nancy, but do you think that by not answering enough can contribute to the risk of autism? Autism is not curable and I've read that understimulation or inactivity contributes. My heart goes out to you and your son, Nancy, thanks for your input.

Nancy - posted on 01/12/2009

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Trust me They can cry. I didn't cave in to my kids crying and I am so glad. They are 9 and 7 now and are great kids. Even my son who has autism knows he has limits. They will be so much better off. You have to do it when they're young. Of course they had their days but kids always do. My children are happy and know that I love them .Good luck

Vicki - posted on 01/11/2009

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I was told once by my pediatrician that it takes 3 days to break a habbit! I have always kept that in mind and it seems to be true. For instance getting a baby to sleep through the night. If you let them cry it out the eventually fall back to sleep. It took my daughter 3 nights of that and from the age of 2 months she slept from 7pm to 7 am :) So try letting him cry and let him see ur not giving in. As long as you know he's not hurt in any way it won't hurt him to cry. (another good piece of advise fromt he pediatrician) Good luck :)

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