Is it ok to let baby cry?

Tyra - posted on 04/29/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a question I have been babysitting my niece for awhile now. I feed her than change her and put her down. She cries everytime I put her down. I cant hold her forever. I make sure she is fed and clean. I have my own to take care of you know. She is a little over three months old. Is it bad just to let her cry. I dont want her to think she feels ignored.

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Brittney - posted on 04/29/2012

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You could put her in a bouncy seat and let her watch what you're doing. I think babies need to cry a little bit before being held.

User - posted on 04/29/2012

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Babywearing is great. It means you have your hands free to do other stuff, but she is also held close so she is comforted.

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Sounds like separation anxiety. She needs physical attention. You're going to get a wide variety of answers but my opinion is that if kids need to be held, it's ok.

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