Originally Posted by AprilM
Am I really off the wall here, or is it possible that the majority of babies out there are not so 'alert' because most of them have been vaxed over and over again? Has anyone had any experience in this area or witnessed what I am describing?
In my experience, the alert baby compliment is a fairly typical one. I got that a lot with my first who was vaxed and with whom I had an epidural. I always assumed the alertness early on was related to medicated births and the effect of the epidural drugs in the systems of the babies. But my second daughter was birthed and home and not vaxed, so she didn't get the alert comment much. She was a really sleepy, lazy baby, and big for her age, which was what people usually mentioned (or, conversely, people with large babies would comment she seemed small).
I honestly think that babies have different personalities and temperaments right from the beginning. My first daughter was kind of hypertonic, and then later on was the kind of child who really liked to observe without getting involved. I always had to be out with her in the sling so she could see new things. My second daughter was this lazy little slug, and once she learned to walk, she went off and did her own thing wherever she was, and seemed content. But the older she got, the more and more into things and deconstructive she became, and she's kind of a wild child now.