Let’s be honest with ourselves here. Who, as a parent, hasn’t let their baby cry for a little bit while they were trying to get something done, go to the bathroom, eat, regain some sense of sanity, etc.?
We can’t do it all. We only have two arms for a reason. And, maybe that reason is so that we have to put baby down every now and again in order to be a functioning person. It’s evolutionary. Right? Maybe?
Maybe babies are meant to be left alone every once in a while.
As I’m saying all of this I can hear the collective groans of parents around the world who are completely against the Cry It Out (CIO) method. But, before you go and verbally slay me in the comments, give me a chance to explain what I’m really talking about.
I promise, it’s not as heartless as it might seem.
I decided to make my own chart outlining how often my breastfed baby needs to eat and sleep. And, I’m sharing it here in case any of you other mamas are going crazy scouring the Internet for one.
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I’ve seen these online randomly but when I went to find one, I couldn’t for the life of me! Isn’t that how it always goes? You see something a million times but when you actually need it, you can’t find it!
Well, I decided to make my own chart outlining how often my breastfed baby needs to eat and sleep. I figured I’d share it here in case any of you other mamas are going crazy scouring the Internet for one.