Oh Baby: 5 Baby Rules Your Parents Didn’t Follow

5 common parenting faux pas

Being a new parent today is not a joke! Thanks to all available information, they have more resources than ever … which is wonderful, but not always allow easy decision. Debating philosophies of sleep and feeding methods to research safety reviews Baby Gear and enrichment courses for children, we have countless options. For most of us, our parents was based on the tried and true past of their parents … advice as few drops of whiskey for rice cereal or teething babies to get a newborn to sleep better. When I was a child, my mother slapped honey on a soother to stop mourn. In the culture of parenting today, that would more or less make it a “mom and me” marginalized and your pediatrician will probably suggest that they start seeing other people. Childrearing today is so radically different than ever, so he decided to bring together some of my favorite parenting practices new school …

1. Organic Everything, everything.

I’ll be the first to confess, I was raised in the McDonalds Happy Meal (a combo of nugget four pieces with a small thief and, if really lucky, a small plastic Miss Piggy or Fozzy bear driving a car). I do not think I ever consciously decided to eat something organic until after college. But when my daughter was born, who became addicted to Whole Foods: carrots, organic organic peas, organic quinoa pasta, organic coconut water, organic yogurt goat milk … it never ends. Unless your parents were very marked at the scene of natural food, most likely ate pancakes white flour dollar silver maple syrup processing and an extra serving of gluten on the side. Today, it is not only organic food is organic all . Look, we all survived childhood without baby carrier free of dyes and bamboo bodies, so that the organic trend can be a lot of unnecessary publicity … but what my daughter sleeping in a totally natural cushion, organic mattress She sure does.

2. Baby Got Back (Sleep).

If you were born in 1994 or earlier, there is a strong chance that your parents put you to sleep on your stomach. Pediatricians used to really recommend sleep stomach for newborns. If you put your baby to sleep on his stomach today, it will not be long before CPS comes in your door. OK … maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but the American Association of Pediatrics found that babies who sleep face down have increased more greatly the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome infant) and current parenting culture is quite adamant that all adhere to these new guidelines. I slept in the stomach during childhood and managed to survive, but when my daughter was born, was not even a conversation. Starting the girl was on her back. In general, the issue of sleeping newborn is a controversial issue much discussed and often between parents (crying that it was not against the training methods of sleep, wrapped or unwrapped, the great bumper debate) … and if you’re wondering where other parents stand on particular issues, do not worry, I’m sure it will not be long until you say.

3. Buckle Up, Buttercup.

Protecting your child in a car seat sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, you’d be surprised. Most states did not start enforcing the laws of child safety seats until about 30 years ago (Tennessee was the first state to pass in 1978). So if you are 31 years old or more, are likely to be swayed along your mom or dad’s lap while running errands … it’s totally crazy. Today, car seats are not only safety rated, many experts suggest that parents have child safety seats professionally installed or inspected (which varies by state, but most firehouses and / or police offer installation services). Can you imagine just letting your baby in the passenger seat and headed to the mall? Luckily, seats modern cars are not just the best way to protect your little person, can also be a very elegant way to travel (thanks to the exclusive collaboration as Rachel Zoe for Maxi Cosi !)

4. Get Schooled!

Growing up, when I heard the word “Yogi”, I imagined a clumsy bear with a propensity to wrest baskets picnic one, but when few people today think of the word “yogi” it is more likely compared with dogs Looking down with the forest dwellers cartoon. However, “Mommy and Me Yoga” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to new classes for babies age. From rock and roll camps, courses sushi-making and media “mixed” art programs floral design classes, sign language and origami, have seemingly unlimited opportunities for little people. Although this seems much more entertaining than just another day at the playground, this raises the question of how much of this is geared towards the parent instead of the child? Sure, I want to learn to make pancakes from scratch, but my 1 year old? She eats sand and wearing a diaper, so all that can be a little outside your wheelhouse.

5. Just Say No (electricity).

Being a child of the 1980s, I was raised in Sesame Street Duck Tales and Inspector Gadget . It was an easy distraction, giving busy moms and dads a few minutes of freedom. Fifteen years ago, Baby Einstein became a breeding phenomenon proposing that watching television could be more than convenient … could be educational too! Unfortunately, parents today do not have the same luck. Currently, experts advise against “screen time” for smaller, suggesting a maximum of about 30 minutes a day of slow-moving entertainment or none at all (think: YouTube videos garbage trucks or animals farm). Most experts agree that parents should also largely avoided by providing battery-operated toys small children-despite double rows A paraphernalia lining the aisles powered toy. To hear tell them, which slows the imagination. Toys that sing and whistle and move with a push of a button can make it too easy playing time for younger guests. Instead, parents should offer toys that make children work for your enjoyment, rather than operated toys for children. (Think: wooden construction sets, beeswax crayons and crochet rattles ). While I understand the idea in theory and do my best to promote the free play of the battery at home, I also do almost everything with the help of my iPhone apps. Also, my daughter knows all the main theme of Sofia the first place, for people who live in glass houses should not throw building blocks of free dyes.

What parenting misstep I missed?

I would love to hear your thoughts below!

Xo Leslie

Photos Leslie Bruce

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