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We have tried to watch chemicals around the house, and in our food only for the last three years and it seems that the more I find out about things, the more stuff there is to worry about.<br><br>
We have a new baby and are CD, buying haba toys etc; however, we also have a 5 year old. With our first DD we were not aware of these things and I feel incredibley guilty when I think about her in sposies, drinking her milk in plastic baby bottes that were heated. I feel like I let her dwn as a parent, it being my job to keep her safe.<br><br>
Will this doomsday thinking lessen? How do you handle it? Sometimes, I just become exhausted.
 

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It makes me crazy sometimes, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Don't beat yourself up over what you did in the past...it's over and you we're acting on what you knew then. Today is new.<br><br>
You just can't make the changes all at once. Baby steps are okay. Add on positive changes one by one as you are able. And sometimes you may find yourself backsliding in one area while making huge improvements in another. It's not always a linear process. We tend to stop noticing our successes because they become normal to us (good thing!), so we also tend to keep being hard on ourselves. CDing by itself is a really big deal, so yay you!<br><br>
Be gentle with yourself. I'll bet you're doing a much better job than you give yourself credit for.
 

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we all do the best we can with what we have and what we know. my son is 8 years older then my girls and was rasied alot differently. I won't dwell on it. I didn't know. I can't fault myself. don't fault yourself either please! just focus on today and the future.
 

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Thank you so much for the understanding. small steps I guess is the way to go.
 

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I think what you do from now on, even with a 5 year old matters.
 

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I can relate to how you're feeling. I often feel guilty about choices I made early on. When I start feeling guilty, I just have to tell myself that I did the best I could with what I knew...and I'm still learning. Continuing to learn and educate ourselves is a great way to continue to improve the lives of our little ones and our families.<br><br>
A blessed wife and mama!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goorganic.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="go organic">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fly-by-nursing1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fly By Nursing1">
 
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