I enjoy reading The Olympian and just finished reading the article written by Dr. Dian T. Yu, re: “Inconsolable crying by babies is normal.”
By the time I finished it, I was fuming that someone that carries the title “doctor,” would write such an article. If I was in charge, she wouldn’t and shouldn’t be on my staff, advising people how to handle crying babies. She says just “lay them down and walk away.”
The baby can’t tell you any other way but cry when he hurts, is tired, needs burping – that’s their only way of communicating and sometimes just cuddling and walking the floor will soothe them down.
Raising kids isn’t a picnic, it’s a job and you have no degree. It’s hunt and peck and you stay with it (with as much patience as you can).
I am a gradmother and raised three kids and now helping with grandkids and great-grandkids and I could never walk away and leave them crying because she says it’s normal. The world is bad enough now with people throwing their kids against the wall, raping them, killing them and burying them in the front yard, without her message.
Bad babies – doctor, you need to change positions now. Please, no more advice on little ones.