So 2 weeks ago I was confronted by my bil and mil about a few issues. we don't have a great history. My family & theirs have totally different aspect/ morals of life
Anyway, mil announces that she will never give me parenting advice ever again after an incident that occurred when ds1 was 2 weeks old. He was breastfed and she gave him water to fill him up and that obviously my breastmilk wasn't nutritious enough for her grandson. He was too skinny! I disagreed. I was furious. I took him to a healthcare clinic to prove a point. Where they weighed him etc. The kind ladies there told me he was right on 50 percentile for his age. To cut a long story short, there has been other incidents in which we have disagreed on but that was the big one.
They told me that I rely on google too much for parenting advice. Yeah, I will admit I do use google.but if I had a real concern I would consult a healthcare professional.
Sorry for rambling on...
So my question is am I bad mum because I google? Does anyone else use google for parenting advice?
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18-09-2013 17:12 #1
18-09-2013 17:15 #2
I use Google, this forum and a select group of friends for parenting advice.
*hugs* in-laws suck.
18-09-2013 17:17 #3
I am great mum of 6 and i google something today, Ds was bitten by a harmless spider and i googled what I need to do.
Great mums care enough to seek help and advice when needed.
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18-09-2013 17:22 #4
I pretty much used Bubhub, Phone Apps and Google to help me through the pregnancy and help me figure out things with a newborn. I even still referred to them after having 2. You can learn things not even your Mum would know!
The key is not to over read, because your baby doesn't have a tumor, he is just teething.
18-09-2013 17:41 #5
I google stuff all the time!
Bubhub, google and FB mother's groups is where I get most of my info.
I shudder to think what he'd be eating if I listened to the advice passed down through the generations.
MIL suggested I give water instead of breast milk because DS was "too fat".
Mum thinks I should let him have Coke and juice because "water is so boring".
I think researching different answers from different sources is great!
18-09-2013 17:45 #6
I google all the time for parenting advice and as long as you stick to reputable sites the info is pretty accurate. I would trust google ove MIL's outdated parenting advice any day. Stuff has changed from when she had a newborn. Sheesh stuff changed between when I had ds and dd and they were only born 13 months apart.
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18-09-2013 17:50 #7
I learned a valuable lesson once.
I'm a librarian, and I was looking for a full text copy of a conference paper that I was interested in reading, but couldn't find it anywhere. Looked in all the usual databases, periodicals, etc. Eventually I asked our senior reference librarian if she could find it for me, and she had it to me within 10 minutes.
She just Googled it
18-09-2013 17:53 #8
I use google all the time to research things but don't use it as gospel.
18-09-2013 17:56 #9
Just thought of something.
Last time I visited my gp she googled quite a few things she was unsure of... So even dr's do it. Just make sure you stick to reputable sites.
18-09-2013 18:11 #10
Absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of googling. She's probably sad because she had to walk ten miles, barefoot in the snow to ask if the could wire someone to bring the horses, so she could seek out information.
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