Melissa - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 59 moms have responded )
Whatever happened to treating a child the way you would want to be treated?
Left to cry it out? Seriously? How would you feel if someone left you to cry? Alone and deserted.
Baby wakes up at night and is hungry so you tell them "No". Seriously? How would you feel if you were told you couldn't eat because it hadn't been x hours and you weren't "Supposed" to eat because some doctor or book said so.
Baby wants to be held? Baby wants to be close to you? Nope, can't do it! They might spoil!
Seriously? You were there for your baby when the baby needs you and that's considered spoiling? You can't get the dishes done because baby wants to be held. Can you say priorities?
I'm just baffled at the examples I see here and in my daily interactions of moms who are inconvenienced at being moms.
I'm not bashing anyone that posts questions on here because the fact that you're ASKING is wonderful. I'm just disgusted by some of the advice I see being given out to new moms.
Throw the expectations out the window and follow your gut. Surrender to motherhood.