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Conventional or natural?? (edit)

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:13 AM
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Parenting styles which one are you and why did you choose it.

CONVENTIONAL (previously 'traditional')= typically uses formula (possibly breast fed). Uses disposible diapers, vaccinates, uses stroller/babyswing/bouncers, baby sleeps in own room, circumsizes(if boys), uses many commercial products(laundry soap/tampons/hand sanitizer, ect), traditional hospital birth with meds, ect...

Natural=breastfeed/pump/donor milk, cloth diaper, wear baby, no/delay vaccines, no circ(if boys), more holistic health care, more homeade(mama cloth/laundry detergent/essential oils, ect), home birth/birthing center/no meds, homeschool, co sleep/bedshare, ect

just go with which ever catagory you MOSTLY fit. I know some might have alittle of both.
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kelliewhitney
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:29 AM
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In between...extended breastfeeding until 3 to 4 yrs old even if I'm pg, used to cloth diaper until they nice ones finaly gave out after three kids, wore my babies all the time, usually in a wrap or sling I sewed myself (back when I only had one infant I had the time and space to sew!) used a stroller only if walking the older kids to school (about a mile), homeschooled for 5 years, make laundry detergent, use mama cloth, no meds for childbirth, cosleep.

But....yes on circ and vaxing, we eat a mix of homemade and processed foods, kids love McDonalds, I work PT and the 3-year-old goes to preschool 9 hours a week so I can nap in the morning (I often work until VERY late).

I guess I'm pretty natural until they are about 3, then we get more "traditional." I never did the natural parenting thing as a lifestyle, it's just what works best for us for many resons. Primarially becase it is easier, less expensive, and better for the environment.

BShip2010
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:29 AM
Traditional.
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mommy_jessika
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM
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the first one (:
except i didnt circ my son and i do make alot of his foods from organic fruits and veggis etc .
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vig5179
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Traditional

thatgirl70
by Carin on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:33 AM
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More traditional though we do homeschool and we co-sleep.

ChelleBoo23
by Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:34 AM
Traditional
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BluePandaDreams
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:52 AM
Traditional.
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cjsix
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:31 AM
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 Natural with a bit of tradtional thrown in...

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Traditional 

LyTe684
by Tasha on Oct. 11, 2012 at 6:14 AM
Traditional
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