How I thought I would parent Vs How I actually parent
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I have always had an idea in my head what I would be like as a parent when the time
came, before I was even pregnant with Blake.
The things I would do such as breastfeeding etc.
but of course how I thought
I would parent vs how I actually parent is completely different.
So here is a fun post on how I thought I would parent vs
how i actually parent.
Please can I just say that I know a lot of people are going to have mixed
views on my parenting techniques but any negative comments will be deleted.
How I thought I would parent:
- I would breastfeed my child til approx one year of age
- I would use a sling and carry my child around regularly
- I would use cloth nappies
- I would have strict routines
- I would plan fun activities to do every day
- I wouldn't co-sleep
- I would puree food when it came to weaning
How I actually parent:
- I ended up mix feeding to begin with then after four weeks went
on to formula feeding due to having issues with breastfeeding.
- Blake hated being in a sling
- I use cloth nappies but not all time I do use disposables
but try and use cloth most of the time.
- We don't have strict routines I am more laid
back than I thought I would be as a mum.
He was routines such as bed time and lunch time
but most of the time if he ends up napping longer
and lunch is a little later than its fine.
- I don't do near enough as many activities with Blake that I thought
I would. I go out to baby and toddler groups once or twice a week and
go for walks but at home we really only play with his toys, read books and watch a bit
- I don't co-sleep its one thing I don't agree
on due to the safety aspect.
- We did baby led weaning as Blake didn't take to purees.
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