For Crying Out Loud
Young Parents Singapore|August 2018

If your little one cries whenever you put her down, it isn’t because she is spoilt. DR RICHARD C. WOOLFSON explains why and how you can change her behaviour.

Dr Richard C. Woolfson

Can you spoil your baby by carrying her too often? You’re concerned because now she cries whenever you try to put her down.

Don’t worry – you can hold her in your arms as long as you want. Your child thrives with your love and attention. The warmth of your touch, the feeling of comfort when she nestles against you, as well as the sound of your heartbeat, enhances her attachment with you.

So why does your baby howl the moment you put her down? Consider this: She likes being held in your arms so much, she doesn’t want that comforting feeling to stop.

Yet this also means you can never get a moment to yourself. If it’s for this reason that you want to change her behaviour, you’ll find these strategies useful.

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