Liz - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
My hubby and I are the proud parents of a 4 month old boy. Currently i'm exclusively breastfeeding and at home w baby until I return to work next month. My style of parenting is more of the nurture (using my mommy instincts to see what's wrong first) and my hubby seems to want the baby to cry so that he will be able to be watched by "someone other than his mommy". Baby is also teething. My hubby and I have had some pretty heated disagreements bc he feels all I do is spoil the baby all day and it makes it difficult for other people wanting to watch him. When I tell my hubby how independent baby has been, to him i'm creating excuses to not feel "personally attacked". Today, baby was very quiet all day and allowed me to clean up the house. However he was gumming on his hands, blankets..anything he could get his hands on. By the time my hubby got off work, baby got fussy and hubby felt baby only wanted me. I gave baby some all natural teething medication and baby went back to being fine, jumping away in his jumper. But during the fussy moment, my hubby was pretty upset and said he would just let the baby cry bc he's acting spoiled. I'm upset bc i would love my hubby to problem solve first before trying to just make baby cry it out all the damn time. What do u suggest?