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Conventional or natural?? (edit)

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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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by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:13 AM
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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Mostly traditional. For me its been the best fit for my life, my finances, and my beliefs. I had to have an emergency c-sec so no natural birth for me lol

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:14 PM

 I am a mix...breastfeed, wear baby, baby sleeps in own room, disposible diapers, delayed vaccines, will be making homemade baby food... I do cosleep but only in thr afternoons when it is just us in the bed.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I am a little of both, but mostly definitely a "natural" parent.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM

 Little of both, but more "natural"

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Traditional with a little natural (making his food when time comes)
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by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM


Extended breastfeeding, baby wearing, but I do disposable diapers.

I think the only conventional parenting I do is using disposables part of the time.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Leaning more towards natural-- probably less traditional the older I get.
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by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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Natural almost all the way. I breastfed until the child self weaned (#1 @ 20 months while 24 weeks pregnant with #2, #2 at 26 months while in my first trimester with #3, and #3 at 29 months), don't vaccinate, my son is intact (not circ), my children were all worn, with #2 and #3 almost exclusively in a wrap on my back from birth, I made my baby food with #2 and with #3 we skipped baby food completely and she started eating solids off my plate. I cook all homemade foods, no processed foods (unless out running errands and have to stop somewhere), I bake our own bread back when we ate bread, but now we're Paleo so no grains = no bread. I ground my own wheat for my bread even.  I make my own chicken stock, we drink raw milk, I make butter from my raw milk, and....I homeschool.  Oh yes, and cloth diapered from infancy with all 3 kids through potty learning, which was also child-directed and happend around the 3rd birthday for all of them.  

The only non-natural thing I don't do is I don't unschool, but rather follow a more classical method mixed with Charlotte Mason (the latter being the more "natural" method for those that don't unschool).

I practice extended rear facing and extended harnessing, with my 8 year old and 6 yr olds both still riding in a harnessing seat instead of a booster (of course, #1 was a preemie that has contributed to her being very petite for her age and no where near big enough to ride w/o even a booster seat). My yountest, #3, just turned forward facing this past summer as we are approaching 4 years old, and she's gotten too heavy for her seats. She's my one whose big for her age, my son is average to small, and my oldest DD is super petite.  

So, yes....very much natural.  

by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Traditional, but we delay vax and exclusively breastfed.
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