Here is a golden nugget from my current read:

There are three reasons why it is best never to leave babies alone to cry. The first reason is that they have a great need for being held and touched … That may be the reason they are crying in the first place … The second reason [is that] the presence of another human being seems to be necessary for the effective release of tensions. The communication aspect is an integral part of the discharge process. The third reason … is that [babies] may grow up to believe that they are lovable only when they are happy. Babies need to know that they are cherished and accepted at all times, no mater how they are feeling or what they are doing.
– Aletha Jauch Solter in her book The Aware Baby
quoted in Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson
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