I sent a news article about how you won’t spoil your baby by picking them up to my Dad and he responded with,”You will pay for it later…”
How will I pay later for loving and tending to my child’s needs now?
I told my Dad I actually think my husband and I will pay less as our son (hopefully) won’t be in counselling dealing with all of the childhood issues that my husband and I both struggle with. HA HA HA HA 🙂
My Mom encouraged my SIL to move my nephew to his crib at 3 months.
My husband’s Uncle constantly tells us to let Wyatt “cry it out”.
His Aunt thinks that co-sleeping is dangerous, that my breast milk isn’t enough to sustain my son, and that we should already be feeding him mashed potatoes.
Why does everyone have an opinion? Why is our parenting style so difficult for our families to understand and accept?
I’m not hardcore with schedules, but I am fairly crunchy.
I breastfeed on demand.
Wyatt is 100% in cloth diapers.
I baby wear when it works for us, particularly for afternoon naps. We often use the stroller for outings though.
Wyatt gets a ton of cuddles and snuggles, but he also gets equal play time on his floor mat and in the exersaucer.
For me, parenting is about balance. It’s about listening to my child and trusting that my husband and I know what’s best for him.
Some days I have no trouble ignoring the unsolicited advice, but other days I can help but want to scream at them, “WHO ASKED FOR YOUR OPINION ANYWAY?”