I think raising a baby 18 years ago has changed.....
background : DS born in 1995- 6lbs 2oz @ 40 weeks/ DD born 1997-5lbs 15 oz @ 34 weeks..both stayed in hospital 7 days and came home with me..
my kids slept in their own rooms from day 1 from hospital, even dd who was 6 weeks early went straight into her own room.my kids never ever slept in my room or my bed
i didnt wrap/swaddle my 2.. didnt know i had to back then.. DD slept on her belly most of the time as it was her fav position...even as young as 7 days she was on her belly in the bassinette in her room often with door closed due to a very eager DS 2.5 who loved to wake her up
i did controlled crying from 6 months of age, and they stopped bottles in the night- if they woke they resettled themselves or id go in and do what was needed but never spoke, turned on a light, changed a nappy unless poopy and never offered a bottle
they were never breast fed- DS had GORD and paed said he needed more that i could offer so at 7 days of age he was bottle fed.. DD breastfed for 2 days and i hated it so she went on the bottle as well.. both my kids were bottle fed 3-4 hourly, not on demand..nop
solids were introduced at 6 months and by 8 months they were having the same dinner as we were having just mashed more..formula stopped at 11 .5 months and straight onto cows milk.
so does all that mean i was a bad mum or times were different back then?
I have seen so much on BH about babies co - sleeping ( never even heard of that 18 yrs ago), wrapped, BLW - however that works- controlled crying is a big no no, kids are breastfed until some are 2+, parents seem to be more concerned about things than i was when my 2 were babies ..
im very interested to know if raising babies has changed in the last 18 years?
i know there are alot more "gadgets" out there for babies now than back when my 2 were born...
please dont think im trying to be negative about how babies are raised now, im just very interested as to how things have changed over the years