I was a new mother 35 years ago, and while I savored every thing that happened, I also worried a lot. Now, baby sitting 3 days a week for a 6 week old grandson, it's somewhat different. Yes, I still plan on helping him read, like I did with my own, but the patience factor is greater. Time isn't as important, and the house will still be there tomorrow. I do worry that I'm doing things like his parents are, as I want to be respectful, but they've also given me quite a bit of rope. The first month was hell for him and them, and I was very upset with his doctor for blowing us off. Both of my children were and are lactose intolerant, and are half asian. We finally decided to try something, and bought a small container of soy formula, and voila! He's not in pain, he actually poops on his own, something he wasn't doing before, and the doctor was having us give him adult form fiber for this, and the family can breathe a little more. It's horrible to watch an infant in pain, and I wasn't sure if it was colic or lactose related. Also, found online some wonderful stuff to help babies relax if they have stomach, reflux, teething problems, called Colic Calm, and it's regulated by the FDA, so the doctor and another at the clinic approved. On days when he wants to spit up a bit much, I wait for an hour or so after a feed, then give him a dose, and he feels better. Look up the ingredients if you think I'm selling something dangerous.