Please- look who you're talking to- someone who thinks a 6 month old baby has any conception of rudeness and that a 6 month old baby can be taught to not be rude despite a 6 month old baby not being able to conceptualize what rudeness is, and even if they could, spanking a baby to teach them not to be rude is moronic.<quoted text>I'm not giving you advice, I am telling you that babies do not think like adults. You are projecting all sorts of behaviors and emotions on to them. It's absurd that you actually think your baby saw you getting ready to go out, then chose that time to "manipulate you by crying for "no reason." For what reason? To spoil your dinner? Because it was jealous it wasn't getting attention and you guys were having fun? That's not how they think. Their actions are based on avoiding punishment. If they do something, no matter *why* they do it (ignoring the fact that babies do not consciously think 'I need to burp, time to cry), they will fear repeating that action if they are punished for it.
And of course, RR thinks that if a 6 month old baby is crying for no reason, they are simply being "rude"- as in his example of a 6 month old baby crying and disturbing Mommy and Daddy's quiet dinner.
I have never in my life heard ANYONE accuse a 6 month old baby of being "rude". He might as well claim that 6 month old babies are also capable of being sarcastic and any number of other human traits that 6 month old babies are simply not developed enough to possess.
But hey- since RR is a parent, he thinks he knows all about babies, all about parenting and all about good parenting.
He keeps demonstrating that he knows nothing about any of the above other than on the most basic and rudimentary of levels.