Jackie - posted on 12/27/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
I'm so tired of seeing post were people are defnding themselves or attacking others. Heres the part that cracks me up. I see somebody personally attacking another person then when they respond back here comes the "I wasnt attacking you". I read all the time where people say were all different but does anybody really follow that? NO
I only know the laws here in the USA so heres somethings I can tell every mother in every country is true.
Carseats - rear facing until a year old. Some carseats are made for a certain wieght limit before being turned that leaves them rear facing past a year. ALL carseat made for distribution in the USA have the recomendations on the installation and usage instructions that come with the seat itself so if you compare the recomendations to the laws guess what...they're the same. Thats why the American Society of Pediatrics says to never reuse a carseat for another baby of to use a carseat bought at a rummage sale or things like that. Carseat laws change so often that by the time your child grows out of their seat the law has changed.
Boosterseats - USA law that anybody under 4'9" needs a booster. Period.
Rice cereal - there is no law against using it in a child bottle. Many pediatricians recommend using it in bottles in small amounts. Even WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) will tell you to do it. WIC is a federally funded and mandated program that follows the laws and constantly changes their rules and recomendations for each new or changed law.
Now that thats out I feel better.
Also, any mother that bashes another mother for her parenting skills needs to take the "Super Mom" label off her chest! Theres no such thing as a perfect mom because if there was then this site wouldnt be circle of moms it would be ask super mom. We all have our own ideas and methods and even our own view change as we raise our children.
All I'm saying is for everybody to grow up and put on our big girl panties. If my kids acted to others like I've seen some of us acting to others in threads I guarantee you there would be apology letters sent and I'm sorries being personally said as I'm sure some of you would make your kids do as well. No I'm not super mom or even miss polite. I bite my tongue and keep my fingers still instead of typing what I really want to type quite often. We all have feelings so put yourslef in her shoes before you run your mouth!