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    God everything here - screen time, cosleep, the food thing (yesterday DS had a handful of Jatz, two Yoghurts, a slice of cheese and some berries for dinner and I was thrilled!), licensed merchandise...

    He won't have a houseful of toys, I said. We will read together every night, I said (I try to but it's hit and miss whether he will sit through it).

    I still believe in this stuff, just reality...

    The one thing I've stuck to which I'm proud of is never to argue in front of DS.

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    "I won't snap at/be short with my toddler. It doesn't help."
    "I'll ignore poor behaviour rather than giving it attention."

    Sooo much harder to stick to in practice!

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    I'm not going to run to the baby every time he cries. That will only teach him to manipulate me.

    What an absolute crock. I know now I could never leave my little baby to cry and I really cringe when people still suggest I should.

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    I have things like "Kids will only get toys from us (parents) and not friends/family", "Bedtime will be stuck too unless sick", etc.

    And, actually, they are things we have managed to stick to with DSS and DSD. Obviously I have no way of knowing if it will be the same with any other kids, but it's nice to dream. LOL.

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    this is hard for me to remember that far back. one thing I did stick to was not to bed share. the babies were in a bassinette in our bedroom for the first few months, but never once slept in our bed. I did intend to breastfeed, and I did manage that. cant think of anything else. I was young when I had the kids. so maybe I didn't have time to think " I wont do such and such'' before I actually had the kids. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Dragon View Post
    "I will never allow The Wiggles airtime in my house or car".

    A 'best of' cd of The Wiggles is on repeat in the car.
    DD's fav program is "Emma Wiggle" & she sleeps with a Dorothy the Dinosaur plushie that was carefully selected by said child at The Wiggles Shop at Dreamworld.

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    Said and maintained here.

    Just failed on everything else I said I wouldn't do 😂

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    Most of the things I said I have stuck to, I was pro co-sleeping and wanted to bf until 2 and I did.

    However I also said I wouldn't yell which is all well and good when I only had one child and he behaved pretty much all the time but with 2 I have yelled a lot more than I ever wanted to.

    Something which I said I would never do and haven't but now understand why people would is use a toddler backpack with a leash. DS1 - never a runner. DS2 - runner and so fast! He is great now but between 1 and 2 he had no concept of safety and I had no idea if he would stop before a road or not.

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    "I will never co-sleep"

    "I'm going to use cloth nappies and reduce landfill!"

    These were ones I didn't stick to - while co-sleeping isn't something that's done every night I do do it when I need to sleep/when DS is sick or just won't go to sleep in his cot.

    Cloth nappies - yeah that one never happened. I had good intentions but once he was here I just couldn't be bothered with the washing while trying to navigate having a newborn and being a parent. Then I just continued with disposables. I never even tried. :/

    Pretty much everything else I was open to/flexible with.

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    "My children will eat anything I offer them. I'll just insist". Yeah right!

    We went to Thailand last year (insert "cringe, hide in shame, I cant believe I am about to admit this" face), and my kids ate nuggets and chips for 9 nights in a row. After the first night of insisting, cajoling, bribing, threatening and finally conceding that they wouldn't try anything, I realised that my holiday would be much more pleasant if I just gave in. Maybe when they are teenagers we will try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrothyFrog View Post

    Something which I said I would never do and haven't but now understand why people would is use a toddler backpack with a leash. DS1 - never a runner. DS2 - runner and so fast! He is great now but between 1 and 2 he had no concept of safety and I had no idea if he would stop before a road or not.
    We use a backpack/lead with our 19 month old and I absolutely love it. Being 9 months pregnant it means I can still let him have a little wander but i don't have to be running after him. I know some might think it looks awful but for the most part people think it looks pretty cute.

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