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    actually to be honest .... i think the ONLY one that is super important is having a happy confident Mum.

    The rest ... is beneficial, but not essential for a happy content and well cared for baby.

    Babies can survive and thrive on formula, they can survive and thrive with dispoisables. Comforted when distressed (while important) comes directly from having a happy confident mum, and while I never did CC and dont beleive in it for me, I dont necessarily see it

    So i guess that means

    1 - Happy and confident Mum (and comforting baby when distressed)

    10 - all the rest

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    I think the most important thing isn't actually on the list - for me it would be having a safe, loving, nurturing environment with loving caregivers. Secondary to that would be having a happy confident Mum, and then being comforted with distressed (when possible).

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    * Being comforted when distressed - goes without saying

    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition - a high priority to me personally

    * Having a happy, confident mum - I still dont feel totally confident and still have my down days but for me this more translates to having a mum who is relatively stable emotionally, physically and mentally, well enough to be able to care for, be there and provide for their child's basic needs

    * Having a fulltime stay-at-home mum/dad - again a high priority for me personally, it is important to me and my dp that noah is primarily cared for by either of us

    * Only being offered totally fresh food (no baby food cans) - Noah has the occassional pre-packaged meal (rafferty's pouches, jax biccies and the like) but 95% of his food is fresh, homemade meals. I'm pretty anal that he eats a lot of fruit, veggies and meat daily but that doesnt mean he doesnt get some pre-packaged/processed foods. I just make sure its well balanced and greatly believe in the motto 'everything in moderation'.

    * Socialization with other babies - Well at this stage all noah seems to do to other babies is try and get them out of his way, sometimes quite aggressively (eye poking, pushing, hair pulling and the like) which makes me think this isnt overly important for him at this stage. I dont think he would care if they were in the room or not. But then I think maybe he does need to be around them to learn things like tolerance, sharing and being gentle. I'm not quite sure though, so I'll keep my play dates because I quite enjoy them personally anyway

    * Wearing cloth nappies - another that is important to me not only environmentally but because I think they are kinder to bubbas bums. I want to bring my son up to respect this earth that nourishes and provides for him and by using cloth I am reducing his carbon footprint from the earliest age I possibly can.

    * Access to a variety of developmentally appropriate toys - Noah would prefer to play with dirt, grass, sticks and leaves (and just last week his own poop!) than play with the copious amounts of plastic junk he has accumulated. Oh and wooden spoons, teaspoons, a whisk and some old saucepans keep him entertained for AGES!

    * Sleeping through the night - he has only just started to do this constistantly in the last month or two (he is 13 months). I just went with the flow really till he was ready, not that you can stop them waking several times a night really, bar heavy sedation But I never really did controlled crying or anything as I wasnt comfortable with it. The only times I became concerned was at one stage he was waking every hour, therefore, not getting ENOUGH sleep, so I moved him to his own room and that helped tremendously.

    * Learning to self-settle - Not important for me at all in the early days. I think its good for them to feel secure, which in turn helps them to self settle, but this can really only be achieved by you being there for them when they need you and not forcing them to do it before they are ready. Just my opinion of course but It's what makes sense to me.


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    whoah that was long sorry!

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    Hmm, I think that the most important thing is having a happy, confident mum who loves the baby more than anything and would do everything humanely possible to make the right decisions for that baby and their family.

    For us breastfeeding, cloth nappies, sleeping through the night, having good toys etc all were not important.

    Comforting when baby is distressed is very important.

    I dont think the occasional jarred food is a big issue either- jarred food is fine, the baby is not going to grow up scarred because of a few baby custards LOL

    And my DD and I love mums group, so socialisation is important, because I see how much she enjoys it!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    actually to be honest .... i think the ONLY one that is super important is having a happy confident Mum.

    The rest ... is beneficial, but not essential for a happy content and well cared for baby.

    Babies can survive and thrive on formula, they can survive and thrive with dispoisables. Comforted when distressed (while important) comes directly from having a happy confident mum, and while I never did CC and dont beleive in it for me, I dont necessarily see it

    So i guess that means

    1 - Happy and confident Mum (and comforting baby when distressed)

    10 - all the rest
    I couldn't have said it better

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

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    * Being comforted when distressed
    * Having a happy, confident mum
    * Breastmilk as the main source of nutrition
    * 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
    * Socialization with other babies
    * Learning to self-settle
    * Sleeping through the night
    * Wearing cloth nappies

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    Interesting thread

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


 

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