It is very sad hearing about babies having to CIO.
I read on another message board about a mom whos 4 month old was "too clingy" and was making life just "too hard" so the mom set her on the floor, left the room, and let her "scream her head off" for an hour. : : : In the mom's words, the LO needed to "Learn not to be so cligy."
I really don't get it.
I can't imagine thinking that was okay -- but apparently some mothers were willing to do it "on doctor's advice."
Some people have weird perspectives on what's healthy for babies. Once a friend of mine lost her children for 3 months to foster care. I was talking with a mutual friend about how sad it was that the younger children had to stay in separate homes from the older.
My friend said she was more concerned about the older children, since they had some understanding of what was going on, and were probably worried. She thought the 3yo and 17-month-old were "fine," since they had no idea what was going on, and were probably just having fun going to daycare and playing with new kids.
These children had never been away from family before -- but my friend thought foster care and daycare would be a "fun change" for them? I was just astounded that she'd see it like that.: