As A child our mother is our safe place. All over the web, you will find people saying for you to let your baby cry and that he or she will be just fine if you don’t console him/her when upset but is that the case?
Your baby is new and fresh in this world, he or she doesn’t know anything or anyone but you. You are the only person he or she has gotten close to because that little baby grew inside of you. Your baby is getting used to everything and in time won’t be as fussy, I promise.
Don’t let the world come crashing down around your child, lift him or her up. I recently came across a short poem/story that made me realize that comforting your child isn’t as bad of a thing as it’s made out to be. You will find that piece of work below. It will likely tug at your heartstrings and really allow you to see things in a new light.
‘Don’t let me cry mama’ by Nicki Marie Carr:
“Don’t let me cry mama.
Don’t listen to those comments mama. You’re not spoiling me. Your millions of kisses don’t hurt me mama. You picking me up and holding me close to your chest doesn’t hurt me.
Don’t let me cry mama. I trust you, I know your voice, I know your smell, I find so much comfort in your touch since I came out of your belly mama.
It was so warm and safe in there.
Things are so overwhelming out here mama. I don’t understand this new world yet, it’s big, it’s new, it’s scary mama. I need you. You’re my safe space.
I won’t always need you to pick me up mama, one day I’ll be big and I won’t be so scared. One day I won’t be so little, and I won’t need you to rock me to sleep, kiss my forehead, and hold me.
It won’t be like this for long. But right now mama, I need you.”
Don’t let me cry mama.
Don’t listen to those comments mama. You’re not spoiling me. Your millions of kisses don’t hurt…
Time goes by so fast, and before you know it your baby will be all grown up. Appreciate the small things while you still can. Someday they won’t let you hold them anymore. You can’t stop the world, but you can take your time and really make the most of each second you have with your baby.