Mythbusting

The Problems with Anti-Sleep Training articles

I had another discussion today in the usual echo chamber of “anti CIO” parents. The same tired arguments (see what I did there?) came out, and the clucking and tsk-ing over parents who are so mean and selfish as to do something so horrible to their sweet innocent baby. Unfettered judgment like that immediately makes…

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I don’t know what “Cry It Out” is.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: For the purpose of this conversation, the babies I’m talking about are healthy, growing appropriately, and 8 weeks and older. NOT NEWBORNS or babies with feeding or health issues. That’s a whole different ball game with an entirely different set of rules.  CIO. “Crying It Out”. Sleep Training. “Gentle”. “Traumatic”. “I don’t believe…

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Feed your newborn sushi!*

You just had your baby. She’s 3 days old and you’re heading home from the hospital. When you get home, feed your baby sushi as soon as possible. And then for the next meal, probably falafel. Because of course you want her to get used to eating a variety of foods right away! If all…

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What do bikini waxes and parenting advice have in common?

I’m a natural blonde. Jealous? Don’t be. It basically means I have wispy, fine hair that all but disappears when I put it in a ponytail. The positive, though, is that I don’t have a lot of body hair. I shave my legs like once a week and armpits pretty much never (I’m sure you…

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