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What’s a mantra cry?
« on: June 15, 2006, 22:37:11 pm »
A Mantra cry is a cry that a baby lets out when tired that, literally, sounds like a mantra - monotone & rhythmic, over and over again. It's not the same as a real "i need your attention" cry, and it's best to step back if baby is doing it (the Mantra cry), as s/he may be trying to soothe themselves to sleep. Each baby's mantra cry is different.

That's why it's important to be able to distinguish between the two cries -
if you jump in during a mantra cry, you may be interfering and doing more harm than good; but if you ignore a genuine cry, it will only escalate and make it harder to calm baby.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2007, 23:57:36 pm by Charlie's Mummy »
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