|My little grand darling Nevaeh enjoys holding my babies.|
I collect reborns...and WE do not allow them to cry!
Something about the incessant whine of a baby wracks to the very bones of me. It's not normal for a darling to cry, fuss, fidget, writhe and basically stay uncomfortable "All" day long. What in the world can the matter be?. As a caregiver and adult it's supposed to be my job to find out.
I'm a firm believer in swaddling, warm baths and lavender rubs from the top of the head to the bottom of the babies toe. Warm breast milk if not ideally taken from the breast can be in a cup or even a syringe. Whatever it takes to get that tiny belly happy and full. Maybe a good burp and some comfort in the rocking chair. Slinging or wearing a baby against ones body is another wonderful approach for that comfort zone so desperately needed. Unfortunately in an institutionalized day setting this is prohibited.
I wish we could incorporate some of the natural approaches to child care in daycare. With a dozen babies all needing attention it is not feasible. I don't wish to offend anyone as I understand many moms need to work and I would not have a job otherwise.