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2021-02-24 10:07:43 AM  
Raise your hands, anyone who thought the way you were raised wasn't weird.
 
2021-02-24 2:18:14 PM  
The wolves did a fine job
 
2021-02-24 2:21:33 PM  
Yeah, trying to shame people for using a stroller is stupid.
 
2021-02-24 3:55:08 PM  

evilsofa: Raise your hands, anyone who thought the way you were raised wasn't weird.


*keeps hands lowered*

Because I laugh at this type of stuff 
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2021-02-24 3:55:46 PM  
Babies need touch and snuggles and security.  It absolutely boggles the mind that they're expected to sleep alone and cry it out.
 
2021-02-24 4:21:31 PM  

rosekolodny: Babies need touch and snuggles and security.  It absolutely boggles the mind that they're expected to sleep alone and cry it out.


You assume incorrectly that they stop crying when they get said snuggles. Sometime they cry for so long that the absolute best response is to put them in a bed and then get away from the sound and get some proper sleep. A parent's lack of sleep can be fatal to babies.
 
2021-02-24 4:47:05 PM  
a long time ago i saw enough in 'murica to never have children.
 
2021-02-24 5:06:48 PM  
I remember being about six years old and watching an educational TV show geared towards kids; it was probably on PBS. They were showing different ways of life for children in countries other than the US. In one segment they were focusing on African children and the narrator said something like, "These children don't have access to a supermarket to buy sugary cereal. Instead they eat fish and grains for breakfast."

This changed everything in my tiny world. I started questioning nearly everything my parents fed me, and began insisting on things like fish and grains for breakfast. Thankfully my parents were pretty much on board! They began serving rice and beans in the morning, packing homemade sushi rolls for my lunch box and really encouraging my food adventures that continue as an adult.

That said, I did have a turkey sandwich and pasta salad for lunch today.
 
2021-02-24 5:28:56 PM  

rosekolodny: Babies need touch and snuggles and security.  It absolutely boggles the mind that they're expected to sleep alone and cry it out.


They do.

I've also done CPR on a baby after mom rolled over on him and smothered him in her sleep. I've got a skeptical view of bedsharing.
 
2021-02-24 5:47:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, trying to shame people for using a stroller is stupid.


Strollers have their place but I've always preferred a harness/sling once they have their head under control. Keeps your hands free and it takes less room in a vehicle.

I do, however, love the versatility of our bike trailer/convertible stroller, and I also love that it never gets more than a cursory check at music festivals.
 
2021-02-24 5:50:18 PM  

lizyrd: rosekolodny: Babies need touch and snuggles and security.  It absolutely boggles the mind that they're expected to sleep alone and cry it out.

They do.

I've also done CPR on a baby after mom rolled over on him and smothered him in her sleep. I've got a skeptical view of bedsharing.


This. We made a 3-sided baby bed that sits next to mom's side of the bed as our kids never slept in the bassinet and it's easier to scoop them up for nursing that way and then drop them back in bed without having to "lower" them.
 
2021-02-24 5:53:55 PM  

mattgsx: Mikey1969: Yeah, trying to shame people for using a stroller is stupid.

Strollers have their place but I've always preferred a harness/sling once they have their head under control. Keeps your hands free and it takes less room in a vehicle.

I do, however, love the versatility of our bike trailer/convertible stroller, and I also love that it never gets more than a cursory check at music festivals.


Best stroller we had was a 3 wheeled one with pneumatic tires. Could take that thing pretty much anywhere while my BIL was fighting every rut and bump in the grass...
 
2021-02-24 8:49:34 PM  

Mikey1969: mattgsx: Mikey1969: Yeah, trying to shame people for using a stroller is stupid.

Strollers have their place but I've always preferred a harness/sling once they have their head under control. Keeps your hands free and it takes less room in a vehicle.

I do, however, love the versatility of our bike trailer/convertible stroller, and I also love that it never gets more than a cursory check at music festivals.

Best stroller we had was a 3 wheeled one with pneumatic tires. Could take that thing pretty much anywhere while my BIL was fighting every rut and bump in the grass...


Yeah, ours' is just a pull behind, with a screw on/off front wheel and a rear handle that can screw on/off. It's getting pretty ratty with torn upholstery and plastic piping that has come out over time, but it also only needs to make it through a couple more summers so I'm hesitant to replace something where I'll never get the full value of the replacement.

But yeah, I love taking that farms, zoos, etc. and being able to just cruise around effortlessly while I watch everyone else practically humping their strollers to try to move them through gravel or mud.
 
2021-02-25 1:31:07 AM  

rosekolodny: Babies need touch and snuggles and security.  It absolutely boggles the mind that they're expected to sleep alone and cry it out.


Like with most things, there's a middle ground.
Our experience:
Babies are almost almost in touch and held up to a few months. After that, it would be put baby to sleep, put in crib, baby cries, pick up baby, place in middle of bed, baby stays there until morning nursing on and off.
Baby is over a year old, same as above, but when they get back to sleep, we place them back in crib when either I or wifey have enough focus.
Baby starts getting used to waking up in their crib.
By three they have a small bed in our room, if/when they wake up they get snuggled between us.
By six they are in a connecting room (no idea why our house was originally designed this way) and they are free to take up and come to us and get thrown into the middle of the bed. Probably until 8-10, depending on each kid. Beyond that I used to snuggle with them in their bed every long once in a while. Then stopped by the time they are around mid-teens +/-

That held true until our latest crew member that the wife is using as birth-control and the great divide between us.

/past two years old now, probably slept in crib twice, total.
 
2021-02-25 1:33:54 AM  

evilsofa: Raise your hands, anyone who thought the way you were raised wasn't weird.


o/

Doesn't it hold true that how we grow up becomes the standard for us and think everybody else is weird?
 
2021-02-25 9:12:10 AM  
If your kid takes half-remote half-in-person learning for a year though, they're doomed to be a drug addict. It's science.
 
2021-02-25 11:16:54 PM  

DecemberNitro: If your kid takes half-remote half-in-person learning for a year though, they're doomed to be a drug addict. It's science.


It's guaranteed to make someone in the house an addict.
 
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