Are babies convenience items?

I see a lot of advice suggesting the Cry It Out Method and Scheduling... does this mean that by doing these things, mothers think that babies are an inconvenience, so they train them to their liking? What do you think the long term effects of the CIO method and scheduling are? Please don't give me a bunch of... show more I see a lot of advice suggesting the Cry It Out Method and Scheduling... does this mean that by doing these things, mothers think that babies are an inconvenience, so they train them to their liking? What do you think the long term effects of the CIO method and scheduling are? Please don't give me a bunch of links, I want your honest opinion.
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