At one of my well baby check ups I asked my pediatrician how I could space out Princess A’s eating and nap times so that she wouldn’t poop in the middle of her naps and be cranky. She told me that if she knew the answer to that she would be a billionaire. I feel like this is true for parenting philosophies. If there was one method that was 100% correct then there would be one person who was really rich from writing that one book that held all the answers.
Princess A babbles and moves around in her sleep. The Husband Aaron and I try to bring her into our bed sometimes to cuddle with us but she squirms around and we talk about how we can’t even understand how co-sleeping with a baby is even possible. So we put Princess A in her own room in her own crib. While that works for us I have a lot of friends who love co-sleeping and swear by it. Their kids go through the same emotionally stages as Princess A and are developing great. Whatever they are doing seems to be working for them so who am I to judge?
The reason I love blogging is because when I don’t know what to do as a mom I blog about it and get advice from moms all over the world. I try the stuff people suggest and some of it works and some doesn’t because every mom, baby, and family is different. It’s fun for me to try new things even if they fail.
The only strong opinion I have on parenting is that if you meet someone who swears by a certain parenting philosophy and thinks anyone who doesn’t do it is ruining their child’s life you should steer clear of that person. Because nothing about raising a kid is the same for everyone and that’s what makes it so confusing, stressful, and most importantly fun.