Some said if baby cries, you have to carry him or at least if you tried soothing him and he still can't stop crying, carry him. Baby at this age needs you to be there for him when he cries. This is to show that you care and be there for him to protect him. Kinda like to start a 'trust' bonding within the family. Seldom at this age they cry to get your attention.
As for myself, I can't stand hearing him cry (pity him). When I hear him cry (real crying), my heart becomes very disoriented and I can't concentrate whatever things I am doing. Unlike my hubby whom can stand it. He said let him cry until he stop on his own. He said don't carry him or else he will want to be carry all the time. Usually this happen in the evening time when Baby Brandon is about to go to sleep. I know he is tired and wanted to sleep. We will give him his pacifier, he would take it, but sometimes it will fall off by itself. So we have to sit by to watch. Also sometimes, he just doesn't want it and uses his tongue to push it out.
My hubby would sit there and watch him cry without doing anything while I was in another room. I just couldn't stand the cry so I would go into our room and pick him up for a moment until he stopped crying. Sometimes I would play with him a little just to get him MORE tired. Then I would place him back into his crib and give him his pacifier again. If he didn't want it, I would give him a little water (may be he is thirsty?). Then he would slowly go to sleep. Of course, not forgetting to turn on the CDs (either the Bedtime Beethoven, Night Night Classics or Sweet Dreams Lullabies) . It works most of the time.
So what do you do when your baby cries? Do you pick the baby up or let him/her cry it out?