OP, I hate ads like that. They were playing horrible TV ads like that around here when DD was a babe. Grrrr.
I'm the local weird one around here. Nowadays I just do my thing and if someone asks questions, fine, but I don't really bring up parenting choices unless asked. My two best mama friends are *very* different from me in terms of parenting philosophies, but we basically just respect each others' differences. I have noticed that breastfeeding and gentle discipline seem to be contagious, though!
Originally Posted by VeezieTG
i was going to say the same exact thing about co-sleeping safely rather than just passing out with a kid in an unsafe place! those numbers HAVE to be wrong... i love the co-sleeping safety pamphlets my ped passes out. they have detailed info about how to safely co-sleep and also what you might be doing wrong if you're currently co-sleeping. it has the obligatory "higher risk of infant death, according to the AAP" but the rest of the pamphlet is pretty awesome. there are alot of parents who are misinformed about co-sleeping. it be nice to see some REAL VALID info going around instead of propaganda. there's a LOT of info out there, but its not easy to access for new parents if they don't already kind of know where to look. it be awesome to see some "co-sleep with your baby for an amazing nighttime bond! see xyz.com for safety guidlines" billboards.
Wow...that's awesome that your ped passes those out! And I thought our doc was awesome for having basically a 'don't ask/ don't tell' policy re: co-sleeping.
I work in healthcare, and I've always wished we had something like this to pass out- most people co-sleep at least now and then, whether they admit it or not, may as well give them truthful info, rather than making people feel like they have to hide it.
And on the body size thing, I was a size 6 at age 20, but I'm much healthier now at a size 12-14. Back then I ate almost all processed, fatty foods out of a box, and never exercised. Then at 21 my adult metabolism kicked in
and now I am having to work pretty hard to get back down to a better weight, in spite of eating much healthier now, having a decent amount of muscle, better physical endurance, etc.