Chantel - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, I'm Chantel and I have a gorgeous daughter named Breanna who will turn a year old on April 17. She was formula fed, which was a choice I made. I have let her cry it out, although I haven't really had to do it much as she is a good baby. She gets smacked on the hand when she doesn't listen, but she is not abused. I put cereal in her bottle when she was 3 months old and started her on solids before she was 6 months old. She went to regular milk at 9 months old. She sleeps in her own bed and always has and we sleep great! I let her have a bottle at night until she gave it up herself. In all different posts from different people I have read that all of these things are horrible things to do and I'm a bad mother for doing them. Well I just wanted to say Breanna is happy, healthy, smart and beautiful so I think I made all the right choices for us:) I'm not knocking any other mathod of parenting, I'm just saying different right or wrong. Everyone is different. Oh yeah, I also got her ears peirced at two months old.
As for me, My ears were also peirced as a baby, I was spanked, though very rarely. I was BF but put on regular milk by 6 months old. My parents did practice CIO and I was put on food at an early age. I have grown into a smart women (not to toot my own hor.lol) I've never broken the law, nor was I "sexually deviant". I am , in fact, still with the only man I have ever been with. I have nothing but love and respect for my mom who is my best friend, and I loved my dad too, although I am a child of divorce and a rough one at that.
My point of all this is that I made my choices and they aren't wrong, just as my parents made their choices and they weren't wrong. We all have different parenting styles and that's what makes the world a place full of interesting people. Just keep an open mind:)
So now you all know how I parent my daughter. It's all out in the open and I'm not apologizing for it.
Feel free to respond about your parenting styles/choices but please no negative comments:) To anyone.