Also vaccinating or not has nothing whatsoever to do with AP
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11-09-2013 17:24 #11Senior Member
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11-09-2013 17:27 #12Senior Member
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Check out SIDS and kids website for info re bed sharing. They recommend sharing a room but not a sleep surface.
11-09-2013 17:37 #13
Like others have said - stop using labels if you're so against them.
I do what works for me:
I use a dummy
I mix feed (breast, ebm and formula)
I bed share
I babywear and no, I don't do it to 'wear her as an accessory' which is a horrid view of baby wearing. I do it because my daughter loves being held and close to me.
I think you need to be more open minded about parenting and realize that what works isn't a strict label and that why parents do certain things is for a reason and that reason is to keep their babies happy and healthy and loved. Ignore your family when they're telling you what you're doing is wrong because if it is working then there is nothing wrong about it (well unless you're wandering around holding your baby upside down by its leg or something dumb like that)
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11-09-2013 18:01 #14
Do you have a child yet, or are you simply researching at this stage?
Usually when a baby comes you might have a bit of an idea how you would like to do things, and sometimes it will all go out the window, as the baby will want to be treated a certain way.
A good example is baby wearing. Some babies simply do not like to be put down very much, and in order to actually get on with life, slings etc are a total godsend.
Baby wearing is not a fashion statement, it does fulfill a biological need many babies have. A great (short) book which is very factual is "The happiest baby on the block" by Dr Harvey Karp.
I remember asking a friend when my first was born "How do I know what to do?" and she said "Listen to him, he'll tell you what he wants" and it was SO true.
Don't get too tangled up in any particular 'type' of parenting, just go with the flow, and learn as you go, your baby will make it pretty clear what they need and want, just respond to their cues.
11-09-2013 18:50 #15
Just do what is right for you. Go with your instincts and parent the way YOU want, not what others say. As a parent, you'll cop some flack no matter what you do.
I've fallen into the "attachment" parenting style but not because I've aimed to or read a book. I just do what feels right to me and it happens to be more than style. Vaxxing has nothing to do with attachment parenting ( I vax) and most people don't wear their children like an accessory ( I have my baby in a baby carrier a lot because its the best way to get him to sleep and I have my arms free). You don't need to follow any particular style.
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