Jackie - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
****DISCLAIMER: I am not writing this post to offend anyone at all !!!! You all have your own kids and do what you want with them. I am writing the following to see if there is anyone else doing what we do, so I know who I can talk to about things. Again, if you are easily offended or whole heartedly believe in "you gotta do what works for you/whats easy" STOP READING HERE.****
So my daughter has never and will never sleep in our bed. She's been in her own crib in her own room since the nite we came home from the hospital...literally. On the few rough nites we've had one of us gets up and walks her around her room if she cant sleep. There are no exceptions to this rule. She got a pacifier as a newborn, but it was taken away at 7 mos (as recommended between 6 and 9 mos). Her bottles were gone on her first b-day (as recommended). She has a bedtime, a schedule, drinks whole milk and relatively healthy food most of the time. Of course she gets snacks and treats on more than just "special occassion" but sugar doesn't make up the bulk of her diet. Etc etc etc...if you are still reading this you see where I am going with this.
I am looking to see if there is anyone else out there who shares these mindsets and child raising views to chat with...and would be great to start our own community with (though i dont know what that involves). It is very difficult for me to jump into alot of the conversations going on in the toddler group b/c I can not relate to things like a 3 yr old still drinking a bottle or a 2 yr old who still has a pacifier and sleeps with mom and dad.