I have a neighbor across the street who has a baby girl that is 3 days older than Kaeleb. She doesn't practice what my definition of CIO is, but she does allow her baby to fuss while she cleans her house (about 1 hour total throughout the day) and while she cooks. I was at her house yesterday and she had company...a cousin or something. Well, Kaeleb was in the little girl's bouncy seat while I smoked a cigeratte (awful habit, but I don't smoke around my children) and Kaeleb began to fuss. So, I put my full cig. out and went to pick up my baby. Well, the cousin immediately began saying...."Let that baby cry, it's good for his lungs". She kept repeating this over and over...over and over. Even my neighbor told her that I never let Kaeleb cry, ever (she wasn't being sarcastic, she could tell that the cousin was getting on my nerves and was trying to make her stop). Why do people actually believe this nonsense? It isn't good for a baby's lungs...(not that it's bad for a baby's lungs) also, crying can be especially bad for a boy and CAN cause a hernia...I have experience with this...my little brother had a double hernia surgery when he was a baby and the doctor explained to my mother that excessive crying is what caused his condition. Ok, end of rant and I feel better too.
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6/10/03 at 10:22am