Whenever our 3-month old baby cries, as soon as we cuddle her, she will stop crying.

My worry is:

  • She will develop a habit out of this and grow too dependent on us cuddling her.

Should we leave her crying for a while to stop her demand cuddling so much?

  • Good question! Please have a look at the Q (and As) linked as a duplicate. If you feel it's not a duplicate, you can edit to explain why and flag for reopening, or you can ask in meta. Thanks! (I edited the tags; toddlers are older than infants.)
    – anongoodnurse
    Aug 10, 2017 at 22:10
  • I'm a young dad and my Mom often lovingly tells me "You can not give a baby too much love and attention." And I've found it to be true I'm not saying you can't ever let a baby cry for a minute either, But I always make an extra effort to comfort my babies as quickly as I can while they are babies. around 6- 9 months I've found my kids start crying if you take a toy away or move them when they don't want to be moved. So I don't worry so much about letting them cry after that point. But as a little baby the thing they need most is your love and attention. Aug 11, 2017 at 14:51


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