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@RachelHumphrey @AlainaFrederick @brandyleenealseavoy @BrandiAndrews What I got from the comment was that because I have my kids IN the bed with us that they are going to go up to be dependent, lazy, overweight people. I was trying to say that my kids are NOT. They did spent time IN the bed with us but they grew up to be healthy and independent.
I do know there are other ways. My eldest did not spend any time in the bed with us at all and he is very much a cuddle bug as well.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@DoNotFaint Totally agree. There are so many things I did with my older boys that I wish I would have known better. I wish someone would have said hey you know there IS a better option (like doing a back carry instead of FF).
I have four boys and none of my kids have ever "insist" on something because I'm the mother and I found another option. If my child "insist" on cake for breakfast and wouldn't stop crying till they got it - what does that tell them. I'm a pushover and if you whine enough I'll let you do whatever.
@brandyleenealseavoy @BrandiAndrews Wow the language and the thought that the baby would grow up to be lazy and fat. Really?
My five year old slept in the bed with us for about 10 months then next to the bed for another 8 months before moving to his own room.
He is very independent and is a loving and caring being. He prefers vegetables over fruit and sugar. Always says "yes mama" "no mama" and will hold the door open for his mommy too.
He was able to be loved in a way he needed loved for first months of his life and is now able to love others in a healthy respectable way. He has his own individual personality and is his own individual person. He is mature beyond his years.
@DoNotFaint @digthemlows I also don't like that having baby in bed is less safe but it's the only way he'll sleep. I'm getting a co-sleeper to make it better/safer for everyone. For me it's really about education. I did not know the proper way to use car seats and my kids paid the price - so now I educate myself. I don't want my lack of education to harm my children again nor other parents to go through the same thing.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@digthemlows Have you ever held a baby with no carrier forward facing. It's awkward and throws your balance off. I've seen a mom with a "crotch dangling" carrier with a newborn in it forward facing. She was walking around holding the baby's head back away from the carrier so it could breath. Both looked so uncomfortable. I can almost guarantee that the mother did not read the directions and was simply going off of the photos on the box.
Great post! One of our most popular posts on my website is about safe babywearing and I just added the link to this as we got into a discussion about forward facing. http://dinkerandgiggles.com/safe-babywearing-hip-health-illustrated-guide/
Nothing drives me more batty then seeing parents with baby carriers and the baby just dangling there. I need to make up a postcard with links to all of these babywearing resources to politely hand them. I know I'd want to know so I didn't hurt my baby.
1 month ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
It's rare for me to laugh out loud - but oh my goodness I think I just wet myself! Hilarious. My senses are on fire!
8 months, 1 week ago on The Fart That (Almost) Altered My Destiny
Does anyone have this live on their blog/website? If so can you share your link. I looked at the DEMO but would like to see it in action on a actual website.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on PostPins