Friday, December 10, 2010
I'm a natural mother...
"Doesn't that hurt your back?"
"Is that thing safe?"
I hear these things all the time. Why should I put my baby down? She is happy, I'm alright with her there, and its perfectly safe.
Children grow up so fast and stop wanting to be snuggled. I will miss it when she gets to be her sisters age and only wants cuddles at bedtime or when she is hurting. I want her close to me as long as possible. I have the calmest baby ever when I'm wearing her. Why should I let her scream when there is a easy fix that that I ENJOY?
Babywearing has been around FOREVER! American's are just behind in so many things when it comes to being a natural mother. By that I mean Babywearing, Co Sleeping, and above all BREASTFEEDING! Anywhere else I could breast feed my daughter till she was 3 and no one would look at me like I was abusing her. Why are breast so sexualized (spelling?) in the USA? Is it media? I really don't know where this attitude comes from?
People have been cosleeping for a very long time. Family beds were very common up until about 1900. I want to sleep with my girls! I sleep better knowing they are alright. There are steps I take when sleeping with them to be safe.
Questioning me in a nice way is alright for I love to educate people but please don't judge me. Don't tell me how to raise my children and push your child rearing beliefs on me. I will do the same for you!