Originally Posted by Silverwynde
Yeah, they are adorable but it's such a pest to get them any decent experience. It's also painful dealing with those that evolve via friendship and not level; they won't be very happy with you if they've fainted five times in a row. And trust me, my poor Elekid was pretty much dead weight until he evolved. Like I said, cute but problematic.
I guess I just don't have the patience to raise a child in this sense.
You obviously didn't take that one old man's advice in the early games. Put the baby Pokemon in the front spot then switch them out with other, stronger Pokemon. They still get the experience without all the fainting. They really rack up EXP in B/W/B2/W2 in the grass between Village Bridge and Lacunosa Town.