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    "Co-sleeping is dangerous and I'm never going to do it." (Trying to stay awake while feeding the baby at 2am for the 9th time since trying to go to bed? Ahhh no.)

    "Baby sling? Pfft that's just some weird hippie thing." (I own two slings and a Manduca).

    "No baby of mine will be eating that commercial crap out of a jar." (Making dinner for everyone including baby when I've been awake for 38 hours straight? Yeah right.)

    "My kid won't even know what McDonald's is until he's at least 5." (See above.)

    "I won't be breastfeeding past a year." (Cried when my little boy self-weaned at 16 months).

    "Rear-facing a toddler? That's just ridiculous." (Bought a new seat when I realised my son wasn't even going to make it to 1 RF in the one we had).

    Many of these were things I said before I was even seriously thinking about having kids. Most of them changed when I was pregnant and had actually started doing some research. A couple were a very harsh reality check once I actually had my baby

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    Pretty much everything that has been posted I have said.

    I was never going to co sleep, that was out the window by the time he was a week old.

    Cloth nappies; I still haven't bought any.

    Only going to eat homemade food for the first 12 months, why would I waste money on convenience? Yep I'll reiterate, convenience.

    I don't believe that young children need tv. Mummy needs tv so that toddler is entertained long enough for the bare minimal housework to be done.

    I won't be changing my house around to suit the toddler, the toddler will learn not to touch. Yep it's been easier to change my entire house around then try to stop ds from breaking everything.

    There's probably plenty more!

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    I'll use logic and reason to explain to DS why he should/shouldn't do certain things. Kids respond accordingly if you just treat them like rational, reasonable people.... Hah! I only wish DS (almost 2) had received THAT memo!

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    There is probably a few but I can not remember them, that is how long they lasted. One I do remember though.....

    My Kid/s were 'never going to be seen in public with grubby faces or clothes, like how hard is it to wipe them over and change them?'

    Pfft..... I'd really LOVE to know how people keep their kids so clean. Mine is like a freaking dirt magnet!

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    Yep, another 'non-cosleeper' here... I remember when my first bub was born, my next door neighbour had a 3yo who co-slept. I was inwardly horrified, at such an old, grown up child still sleeping with their parents. Why would they baby her so much? It's so backwards!
    Meanwhile.... my almost 8yo still climbs into my bed for most of the night.

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    Before having children I really didn't have any experience with them at all, so didn't really have any expectations or any ways I planned on going about things. I planned on winging it and that's exactly what I've done, and have learnt while going along.
    BUT since having kids, there are now times where I feel like a bit of an "expert" so to say.... until I'm not. And it hits me. Every single child is so different, and nobody knows at all in any way what another mum is going through or how THEY would parent that child. You can say "this is what I would do if s/he was mine", but unless it IS your child, you really have no idea! I was at the beach the other day with my 3 boisterous lovelies, and I saw a lovely mum sitting with her lovely daughter playing with a bucket and spade beside her, and as I watched I thought, that mum, has NO idea what it's like to have children like mine who do NOT ever EVER sit still. Not one of my children would have ever sat and done what her daughter was doing. Not for 1 second! Unless you have parented every single type of child there is, you could not possibly know exactly what you would do in another mum's situation. Empathy, tolerance and understanding is the key

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    There is probably a few but I can not remember them, that is how long they lasted. One I do remember though.....

    My Kid/s were 'never going to be seen in public with grubby faces or clothes, like how hard is it to wipe them over and change them?'

    Pfft..... I'd really LOVE to know how people keep their kids so clean. Mine is like a freaking dirt magnet!
    Ha.... This!!!!! I genuinely could not work out why mums just didn't clean their kids faces more often. Now I know that I would have to wipe his face a million times an hour. Now I just think a messy kid is a happy kid!

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    I was only anti cosleeping because I was petrified of SIDS. I never realised until my little one was born without the good sleeping gene how it can be so mutually comforting and soothing to cosleep.

    Irrelevant to the OP but just thought I'd share :-)

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    My child will sit nicely and behave like an angel at cafes/restaurants while I sip my coffee and nibble on a muffin.
    Uhh, yeah, except I got one of those never sit still for a second, energiser bunny kids.
    I wasn't going to be one of 'those' parents who use iPad/iPhone as entertainment, but if it wasn't for Apple we'd never go to any events or family functions.

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    Never eat anything from a jar/packet

    No baby of mine will obsess over screens

    My kid will never be a "booger in public" kid

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