Topic: cry it out
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August 5th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Never, never force your child into premature independence. There is nothing for her to gain from that. Babies cry for a reason, it may seem like there is no reason, but it could be something as simple as minor discomfort, boredom, loneliness etc. She has no other way to communicate with you, when babies stop crying it's not because they miraculously learned how to "self soothe" it's because they gave up on their care givers. Right now it might seem like she'll be this way forever, but trust me all too soon she won't be a baby and won't need you to soothe her and you'll wonder where that time has gone and you will not regret even one minute of rocking/ bouncing your fussy baby.

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