Baby's Bill of Rights... I just love this! It really helps me keep everything in perspective when Ledoux is crying, fussy, or just overall driving my nutso! :)
Talk to me
Sing, hum, babble, or even read the funnies to me!
I don't know exactly what you're saying, but I need to hear you.
And I do know what you mean, even if I may not know words.
Like your voice tones mean, "I love you". Or when you yell, I hear, "You're a pest".
Unless you communicate with me, how can I learn? I learn from you.
Everything is so big and new to me. I don't understand where I am, or who I am.
And I get scared. But when you hold me, I feel better.
Your warmth warms me. Your breath and heartbeat make me feel I belong.
Belong here. Belong to you.
Answer my cry
I don't cry to upset you, or to get you mad.
I cry because I can't tell you how I feel any other way.
Maybe I'm cold...or wet...or hungry...or scared and lonely.
Answer my cries. You'll soon know what each one means. You won't spoil me.
You'll help me to be a better baby...and to make you happier, too.
Like me. Love me just as I am.
Don't expect me to do what I can't do. Like be toilet trained.
My muscles aren't ready. I know I'm messy. But I'm growing.
Overlook my baby weakness. You're the most important person in my world.
I can't make it without you. So get to know me.
Have fun with me.
And love me...just as I am!