As a parent, you're charged with the responsibility of teaching your child about limits and helping them understand the difference between right and wrong. And although it is possible to not give your kids enough structure, you can also go way overboard. So when do you start enforcing rules with your child? And is it even possible to discipline a baby? You may think that what you're doing is for your baby's own good, but before you lay down the law, you should know some of the habits that make your baby think you're mean.
You've probably already received lots of unsolicited advice about the right and the wrong ways to parent your baby. You've been warned not to hold them for too long, feed them too much, or even respond to every cry. But as you and your baby are getting to know each other, it's important to do everything you can to make sure he develops a strong sense of trust. From now on, you are going to be one of the first people he turns to for everything from a skinned knee to a broken heart.
There is no such thing as paying too much attention to your baby, so get all of the cuddles and coos in that you can now. Once they hit junior high, you'll be lucky to get an occasional fist bump.