Who here feels totally confused by all the conflicting information out there regarding raising our little ones? *waves hand in the air like a crazy person*
I think we can all feel as frustrated as this 1 day old at times
Wether or not to feed organic? How long to breastfeed? If you don't breastfeed, what formula is best? TV exposure? Introducing allergens? And of course, the one I think is probably googled more than any other.......establishing a sleeping schedule? It can certainly get confusing and I see plenty of new moms, just like myself, get overwhelmed and quickly feel inadequate.
How stupid!!! I mean really, are you alive and kicking? Did your parents have google? Do you know what they did have? THEIR parents. That's right. Before internet searches and the bump.com, there was *ask mom*. While every mom raises their child differently, I have realized that most grandmas have the same response when their daughters and sons ask for advice.
Momma knows best? Well, why not?
The best advice that most parents receive from any other loved ones, not just grandmas, is to do what works for YOU. Only YOU know your baby, your life, your schedule, your emotions, and your perspective. It's stupid for us to let social media, other moms, the news, or anyone tell us that our instincts as parents is wrong. Is your baby breathing, growing, and thriving? Then you are doing a GREAT JOB!!! If you worry that something isn't right, then maybe it isn't. Change it and do what feels right to you, within reason (I don't think you should let your baby play with sharp knives and loaded gun because that feels right to you....there is some common sense that needs to be at play here).
Your baby loves you! You are the most person in the world to them. Not the Babbling Betty online who seems to have all the "right" answers.
Keep calm and smile on
Keep up the great work parents!