But mentioning that I thought it was okay to let a baby cry really got everyone mad! I was basically told, in 60 comments (so far), that it's not only dated advice but CHILD ABUSE and I'd better not even think about it.
I'll admit, I have not read oodles of parenting books, so I'm open to advice. Then again... I found some bits on the mayo clinic website that said it's okay to leave a crying baby alone to give yourself a break. I really like the mayo clinic for pregnancy stuff, it doesn't scare the crap out of me like web md or tell me everything but LAYING ON MY LEFT SIDE EATING TOAST is going to harm my fetus.
I sometimes get the feeling that pregnant is a bit outside the norm so I'm posting this here, even though it's a small group. Some of you are parents, some of you are just experienced with kids. How wrong is my mom's advice?