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Being a Parent
Member Name: AngelsMummyx
Being a Parent
Advantages: you have a mini-you!
Disadvantages: rules are to set in stone
Nowadays, routines, sleeping patterns, feeding times etc are all things that parents seem to set in stone. For me, i work around my daughter rather than work her around me. She is not in a routine and never has been, people say thats bad, but in reality, we are in a sort of routine.. she wakes every 3 1/2 hours for a feed, has breakfast some time before 11am, lunch between 12am and 3pm, and dinner between 5pm and 7.30pm. there is no set times with her as she often doesn't like to be set a routine.
at night she'll fall asleep by herself and even if she lays there awake, she'll just get on with her own thing, like playing and attempting to crawl, she never cries unless she's hungry, tired, in pain, or can't reach a toy.
every baby is different, but mine loves her cuddles, kisses and when i blow raspberries on her tummy. :) (which we call play time when she wants to come out.) .. she loves rolling around in her cot and playing with her toys instead of being in the living room and always has a smile for us.
Routines have been proven to NOT be benifical to babies, so most doctors don't say anything if you say your baby isn't in a routine. Angel already has her personality and thats 'take each day as it comes' .. Of course, bonding and contact with your baby is ESSENTIAL, but who's to say, that babies DON'T need time to be independent?
i would rather personally have a independent baby, who appreciates the time we have together and laughs and smiles when she sees us, rather than a baby who wants to be on my hip all day - but thats me! most parents LOVE the feeling of there baby being clingy, but as soon as Angel becomes clingy, i give her more independent time. :)
there is no right or wrong to how you bring up YOUR baby. things are too much strict nowadays. go with how you feel, you'll know whats right and what suits your baby. :)
Summary: i love being a parent!!
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