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    In the grand scheme of things...probably not much on your list really. I mean obviously the comforting and the breastfeeding but really a lot of wrongs can be righted throughout the rest of their lives.

    I know it sounds strange but as my kids get older I look at how much I stressed out about some of these things and how important they are and look at my kids now and really can't see the importance.

    Maybe I wasn't there once when my dd was 3 mths old and she was crying...but I was there the day she broke her arm, a few months ago and was in pain and I held her. Maybe I couldn't give my children the best (re breastfeeding) but my kids have good nutritition now. (I did actually breastfeed them)

    Right now I'm facing the very real possibility of my daughter walking right out that door and deciding that she'd rather live with her father than live with me....and what I did with her for the 1st year of her life (being the primary caregiver) means absolutely nothing at this point in time.

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    I personally think the following are all equally important:


    * Being comforted when distressed
    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition
    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)
    * Having a happy, confident mum
    Next would be:

    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home carer
    Last of all:

    * Learning to self-settle
    - although, my baby did self-settle from 8 weeks on her own, without any form of CC and has slept for between 11 and 14 hours a night since she was 4 months old and I am terrified of this next baby not being the same as I have no idea
    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys
    * Wearing cloth nappies
    * Socialization with other babies
    * Sleeping through the night

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    * Being comforted when distressed

    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition

    * Having a happy, confident mum

    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home mum

    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)

    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys

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    What Phyllis said

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    Having a happy confident PARENTS!

    If you dont have dont have that, the rest isnt going to happen.

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    * Being comforted when distressed
    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition
    * Having a happy, confident mum
    * Learning to self-settle
    * Socialization with other babies
    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys
    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home mum
    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)
    * Wearing cloth nappies
    * Sleeping through the night

    that was kinda hard! no even sure i have it in the order i want! but i have changed it about 10 times!

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    I have no kids, so very uneducated personal opinion only...

    * Being comforted when distressed
    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home mum
    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition
    * Having a happy, confident mum
    * Socialization with other babies
    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)
    * Wearing cloth nappies
    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys
    * Sleeping through the night
    * Learning to self-settle

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    * Being comforted when distressed - I loathe any form of CC, CIO methods or sleep coaching, especially in the first year.

    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition - This to me is very important, I would have gone to the moon and back if it would have assured my son breastmilk for the first year.

    * Having a happy, confident mum - It can take time to build confidence and to be happy and carefree but it is important. I think it's a bit unrealistic to expect it to be instant.

    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home parent - I think it's ideal if it's the mother because of how high I rate breastfeeding but I think the child needs consistency and a main caregiver be it Mum or Dad.

    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)

    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys

    * Socialization with other babies - not really important but I'll put it at the bottom anyway.

    I don't really rate any of the below as important
    * Sleeping through the night
    * Wearing cloth nappies
    * Learning to self-settle

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    * Being comforted when distressed - I loathe any form of CC, CIO methods or sleep coaching, especially in the first year.

    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition - This to me is very important, I would have gone to the moon and back if it would have assured my son breastmilk for the first year.

    * Having a happy, confident mum - It can take time to build confidence and to be happy and carefree but it is important. I think it's a bit unrealistic to expect it to be instant.

    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home parent - I think it's ideal if it's the mother because of how high I rate breastfeeding but I think the child needs consistency and a main caregiver be it Mum or Dad.

    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans)

    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys

    * Socialization with other babies - not really important but I'll put it at the bottom anyway.

    I don't really rate any of the below as important
    * Sleeping through the night
    * Wearing cloth nappies
    * Learning to self-settle
    I agree with exactly this


 

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