Tuesday, January 12, 2010

raising baby

Some of what we did seems old-fashioned (minus the full-time working mom part) but we really loved it & feel good about our successes:

  • Washed & folded cloth diapers.  But no pins - we bought proraps seconds from the factory.
  • Breast-fed until 14 months with no formula.  I pumped at work every 2 hours, and she never used a pacifier.
  • Cooked & smashed home-made organic babyfood (also never ate food from a jar).
  • No TV/movies for the first 2 years.  Then when we moved 3 years ago we never set up the TV (but do love our Netflix on the laptop).
  • Slept sweetie in her own crib so we could keep our bed (and get some sleep).

Of course, every baby has their way about things.  
As I watch ours grows, I know we're blessed with an outgoing, strong, adventurous, independent, willful, playful, young spirit - and I'm so happy about it.

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