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Top 3 things you won't budge on?

Posted by on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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What are the top 3 things with natural birth/parenting that you are so passionate about that you would not budge on or let things slide with? Natural birth, breastfeeding, bedsharing, cloth diapering, homeopathy, clean eating, etc, etc, etc??

by on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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LaideBug
by Bronze Member on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Only 3? Lol, that's hard to narrow it down.
ceckyl
by Bronze Member on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Hmmm... Vaccinating, breastfeeding, and circumcision.

If I HAD to:
Cloth diapers could be replaced by natural/chemical free diapers
And, well the rest are pretty important too, but I wouldn't think it would ever be an issue because im the one who gives birth, does the grocery shopping, and the medical stuff for the kids.
jconney80
by Group Mod on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM

You're right! Lol it's even hard for me and I made the question. Hmm I have to pick mine...

Quoting LaideBug:

Only 3? Lol, that's hard to narrow it down.


jconney80
by Group Mod on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:49 PM

This is hard! I'll answer it in two ways because I don't plan on having anymore kids.

If I did plan on having anymore kids I would not budge on: 

Breastfeeding. If I had to supplement I'd give donor milk before ever giving formula. I would avoid formula at all costs.

Vaccinating. No vaccines! I would not budge on that

Clean eating and no chemical exposure both tie in together for me for #3


From the perspective now of having kids who are toddlers or older and not having anymore kids my biggest priorities are:

Clean eating and chemical avoidance

No vaccines

Avoiding antibiotics and medications as much as possible/natural remedies


Now I know I'm going to forget something really important here  after answering lol.


jconney80
by Group Mod on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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Circumcision is a big one for me too. I don't plan on having more kids but if I did that would be something that I would not budge on at all.

Quoting ceckyl:

Hmmm... Vaccinating, breastfeeding, and circumcision.

If I HAD to:
Cloth diapers could be replaced by natural/chemical free diapers
And, well the rest are pretty important too, but I wouldn't think it would ever be an issue because im the one who gives birth, does the grocery shopping, and the medical stuff for the kids.


jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Vaccines
Vegetarianism
Breast feeding

are my top three I think. Others I won't budge are co sleeping, non violent discipline, baby wearing, non CIO, non circ, naturopathy...
My flexible list is much shorter!
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nicole2884
by on Oct. 20, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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Vax
Bf
Cd
jconney80
by Group Mod on Oct. 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

My flexible list is much shorter now too! I wouldn't budge on any of those too but I'm still learning about naturopathy.

Quoting jellyphish:

Vaccines
Vegetarianism
Breast feeding

are my top three I think. Others I won't budge are co sleeping, non violent discipline, baby wearing, non CIO, non circ, naturopathy...
My flexible list is much shorter!


bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM
Spanking (totally, 100%, all the time against it)

Buying used (and being educated about where products come from)

Donating to charity (giving what you can, when you can without an expectation of anything in return)
JoeysApple
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Circumcision, vaccines, and breastfeeding (in that order)

I'm bringing intact back! His body, his choice.

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