It’s been awhile, but I think it is time for a new Babywise Favorite. I remember reading about this one in the babywise books and thinking, wow, that really makes sense. What is it? It’s simple- the pause. The pause is just that, a moment in which you wait. Your child somehow attracts your attention, and instead of just rushing in to ‘save the day’ you take a moment to assess the situation.
It sounds so simple, right? Just take a moment to observe before you act. But that can be hard with your baby. When your baby cries the first thing you want to do is pick him or her up! That might not always be the best solution though. There are a few times when waiting and seeing what your baby will do can be very beneficial.