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"Le Pause" when does that start?

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Wonderflonium Wed 15-Mar-17 12:01:53

I was reading 'Bringing Up Bebe' and there's a chapter on why French babies sleep through from about 4months.

Apparently, if a baby wakes up over there, French parents listen to the baby for about 5 minutes and only do something about the crying if it continues longer than that.

The chapter says something like "obviously they don't do this with newborns". Just wondering for anyone that has tried this, when is a baby not a 'newborn' for the purposes of this method?

Tumtitum Thu 16-Mar-17 10:52:50

We always do this unless she is screaming, wait a few minutes to see if she'll settle. She still doesn't sleep through at 14 months grin

FATEdestiny Thu 16-Mar-17 11:53:06

Laughable sweeping generalisation that "French babies...." do this, that, the other.

How about if we said "Muslin babies all..."?
Or "White babies always..."?
Or "Aisian babies never..."?

It's insulting. To the French. To everyone else.

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