Forever Changing Fads
I have 2 sons, they are 2 and 1/2 years apart, and a lot has changed in what is the norm. It’s amazing how quickly things change. Here is an example of 2 things that have changed.
MCN (Modern Cloth Nappies) are all the rage now. Nearly all the babies I know have them. I get the appeal, they save you money in the long run, they come in a large of ray of colours, types and sizes. But if your like a person like me, the thought of more washing, fiddling about and trying to wrestle a rolly baby into one, does not sound so great. And unless you buy a lot of those neat nappies before the baby is born, or over a long time period to start off your collection, it’s a lot of money to have to pull out in one shot. So if you don’t mind be a heartless polluter like myself, disposables still win for me.
Baby Led Weaning, this is something that was only whispered about in my eldest sons baby group. Only 1 woman out of the 30 of us, was actually doing it at the time. But now, with my second, I think most of the Mummies in my new group do it.
I wont lie, it has it’s benefits. It is suppose to help babies jaws grow stronger for better speech, and apparently make babies less fussy, as they know what they are eating unlike mush.
I have been doing the mush in a bowl like I did with my eldest, mainly because I feel more comfortable with the idea of it. Seeing my baby choke on a piece of carrot or broccoli doesn’t make for a good evening for me.
In covering these 2 subjects, this is an example of how things change, and how quickly things change. And even though things do and will change again, you should do what ever you feel is best for your baby. Do not let anyone persuade. Not even this artical. I have written this in my own biased opinion, as these are the things that make me most comfortable.
You will have people tell you and sometimes pressure you into things you aren’t comfortable with, and it’s really apart of the world of parenting, a lot of you new Mum’s are probably starting to realise this. Stick to your guns, be it disposables or MCNs, Mush or Broccoli!