1. Breastmilk is free! Thanks to Facebook, I had the recent experience of witnessing a similar post: “…switching baby Thomas from formula to milk has sure saved us a lot of money. Looks like mom and dad can go out on dates again!” I wasn’t sure if she knew it, but breastmilk is free – and priceless in nutrition for baby. But we’re a Westernized, conditioned society, so formula is just as healthy, right??
2. All parents need “kid-free” time. It’s a fact of life. We all need to get out and take care of ourselves. Leave the guilt behind. You’ll be a better parent for it by the end of the night!
3. Just about all common colds can be “cured” with garlic. Ditch the Tylenol and over-the-counter meds. Your masking the symptoms your body truly needs to tell you something’s wrong AND to heal! Be patient, and give it time. Raw garlic is nature’s antibiotic!
4. Raw dairy is the way to go. and so is organic. Pasteurization of milk kills probiotics, enzymes, vitamins, and alters the protein and fats in milk. Do your own research and leave the cliché “raw dairy is dangerous” concept behind. Oh, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to eat pesticides and chemicals…this is where organic comes in.
5. Ultrasounds are harmful to your baby’s health. Unless deemed medically necessary, leave your baby alone. Research is vast in regards to ultrasound waves and the development of conditions, ranging from brain damage to epilepsy. You don’t receive x-rays when pregnant, right? What do you think an ultrasound is to a fetus?
6. The term “you’ve got your hands full” needs to be retired. I’ve never viewed my position as a parent in such a stressful light as this term describes. I wish people would stop saying this to me. I chose to be a parent – I’m not saying everyday is a “cake walk” – but I LOVE doing what I do – WITH my children – EVERYDAY!
7. Don’t invest in anymore parenting books. Every author has the solution to the perfectly behaved child. In the end, every kid is different, and so is every parent. Do what works for you and your family.
8. Letting your baby “cry it out” is the worst parenting advice I’ve ever heard. I don’t know about you – but building a bond of love and trust is my number one priority as a parent. “I am always here for you” is what I tell my baby every night when I comfort him back to sleep.
9. Indoor play areas are YUCK. Our family will brave the cold most days, but indoor play areas? No. Thanks.
*All statements were based on MY personal opinions… unbiased research is available on all topics mentioned….go for it!