We have all met that person who has an opinion about something you are doing as a mom. They give you unwarranted advice and make you feel like what you are doing is wrong and is going to harm your child. Listen to me, IGNORE THEM! Did you give your child formula instead of breast milk? Good for you! Did you nurse your baby in public without a cover? Good for you! Did you let them sleep in your bed? Good for you! Tell that person to GET OUT OF YOUR BED!
So as I mentioned in my previous post, I gave Laila (my firstborn) formula. I wanted to breastfeed so bad, but I was just so stressed and overwhelmed with being a first time mom. So the good thing about this was it made it a lot easier to transition her from a bassinet in our room to a crib in her own room at 6 months. I did the cry it out method and within 3 days, she was sleeping in her own room with no problems. This was not the case with Faith (my youngest). I breastfed her and it was just so much easier to have her in the bed with me. I would literally just pop a boob in her mouth when she woke up in the middle of the night and she would go right back to sleep. I would be so exhausted and this was the only way I could get some good sleep.
Some people have their opinions about letting your child sleep in the bed with you, and that is fine. I am a firm believer in doing whatever works best for you and your family. I am not going to judge you just because you do something that I don’t do. I know there can be some safety issues and I know there is a risk, but isn’t there a risk in mostly everything we do on a daily basis? The reality is, the only people that should be concerned with my sleeping arrangements are me, my husband, and my kids. Period.
See here is the thing, a mother’s sanity and health are crucial for the well-being of her child(ren). So the next time someone tells you that you are doing something wrong or that you shouldn’t do something, tell them to GET AND STAY OUT OF YOUR BED!
Talk to me:
What are some judgemental comments you have received as a mom or mom to be?