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What sort of parent are you? Lock Rss

i have two babies so i will break it down with my DD(16 months) first and then DS(6 months)

For my DD
Breast or bottle? breast for 2 weeks then bottle
Cot or co-sleep? cot but toddler bed now tho
Cloth or disposable? cloth for 6 months and now huggies
Drive or walk? both until #2 born
Cat or dog? none
Routine or go with the flow? routine mostly
Controlled crying - yes or no? yes but not til 8 months old

Now for my DS
Breast or bottle? breast for 6 months now bottle due to biting me
Cot or co-sleep? co sleep just wont sleep in his cot
Cloth or disposable? still in cloth except when we went away for easter
Drive or walk? drive
Cat or dog? none
Routine or go with the flow? Routine mostly
Controlled crying - yes or no? i am trying now but its not working as well as it did with DD


I read all the posts and i didnt realise that the number of people whom use cloth nappies is so little i am surprised.

i hope this is all you wanted if not send me a private message and i will fill you in on more

Mum to Angelina and Titan

Breast or bottle? BOTTLE (NOT BY CHOICE-HAD DIFFICULTY BREAST FEEDING)

Cot or co-sleep? COT

Cloth or disposable? DISPOSABLE

Drive or walk? MOSTLY DRIVE - DO TRY TO WALK WHEN HAVE ENERGY!

Cat or dog? NEITHER (AT MOMMENT)

Routine or go with the flow? MOSTLY ROUTINE BUT EASING UP ON THAT NOW.

Controlled crying - yes or no? YES

Mum to 3 boys

Here is mine

Breast or bottle?
breast ( but my first couldnt handle it)

Cot or co-sleep?
cot but sometimes ends up in my bed

Cloth or disposable?
disposable

Drive or walk?
drive

Cat or dog?
dog

Routine or go with the flow?
go with the flow but with some routine

Controlled crying - yes or no
no i cant handle it

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My son Rhyans 11 months old and we do:

Breastfed
Sleep in his cot
cloth nappies at home disposible when out
Drive -me very lazy
want to get him a puppy when older
Have 1/2 a routine but flexible
tried control crying but not for us-made me and him sad
Reading and singing everyday
doesn't like watching TV
dummy and a cloth(to hold onto) for sleep only or if unwell
always home made food
[Edited on 10/05/2007]
Breast or bottle?...breast, then bottle at around 8 or 10 months

Cot or co-sleep?...cot

Cloth or disposable?...disposable

Drive or walk?...generally drive

Cat or dog?...Had 2, now 1 sad

Routine or go with the flow?...Routine

Controlled crying - ...no

Dummy or no dummy?.DD1 had until just after 3, DD2 gave it up herself at 14 mo.

Bath or Shower bub? ...Bath

Singer/dancer Entertainer? Me - no. Kids - definately

Homemade or bought food? DD1 was Heinz jar food, all the way. DD2 started eating what we were a lot earlier than DD1, but I think she was a combination.

Smacking?As a last resort

Hi-5 or Wiggles? Me and DD2 - Wiggles. Hubby and DD1 - Hi-5

Read to? Every night, part of our bed-time routine

Sing to? Used to, but DD2 now says "Not you mummy" whenever I start to sing along!! lol. So now I just shut up!!


This is great!

I was nesschunky, sometimes I'm "Still AmyNicsMum"

I love this idea.

Breast till 3 mths then bottle (still sad about that one)
cot, but would co- sleep if DS didn't think getting in to mummy and daddy's bed meant time to party!!
Disposable
Drive (very lazy)
Cat
we have a routine but can also go with the flow
CC - yep - i hate it, but sometimes it is the only way he can get through a sleep "glitch"
dummy all the way
bath and shower - bath each night but then he likes to hop into the shower with us in the morning.
I love singing and my DS loves dancing!
Homemade food - mainly because he hates the bought stuff, i have tried!!
Smacking - not really, but if there is one rule of parenting it is never say never.
Hi five
Read to many times a day
sung to ALL THE TIME, in fact i keep expecting him to tell me to be quiet!

a really bad one

Breast or bottle? bottle (had a breats reduction can't breast feed

Cot or co-sleep?...cot

Cloth or disposable?...disposable

Drive or walk?...drive

Cat or dog?...neither atm but prefer cat

Routine or go with the flow?...Routine

Controlled crying - ...if it worked yes

Dummy or no dummy?...dummy yes!!!!

Bath or Shower bub? ...both wichever is easier at the time

Smacking?... sometimes its called for

Hi-5 or Wiggles? ... wiggles

Read to? when he's older yeah

Sing to? yep everyday
[Edited on 10/05/2007]

this is a great idea!
have two children though and both are very different... kinda learn from your mistakes... plus they have different personalities so they need different techniques.


Breast or bottle?...
ds breast for 11 months then stopped cos fell pregnant to dd who only wanted the breast for 4 months
Cot or co-sleep?...
ds co sleep...too much of o wriggler so dd went straight to the cot
Cloth or disposable?...
disposable
Drive or walk?...
generally drive but we do walk if we not going far
Cat or dog?...
neither
Routine or go with the flow?...
try to stick to Routine but always end up going with the flow
Controlled crying - ... breaks my heart... cant do it
Dummy or no dummy?.
Ds no dummy, dd needs dummy...has a good set of lungs!!!!!!
Bath or Shower bub? ... Bath (in laundry tub, easier on my back)
Singer/dancer Entertainer?
we all get into it
Homemade or bought food?
definately make my own... especially when they start off
Smacking?
never.. will never work for ds.. time out is the best! dd too young
Hi-5 or Wiggles?
believe it or not... dont have a tv
Read to? Every morning, afternnon & night
Sing to? more like ds sings to me smile

Breast or bottle?... Tried breast but DS would scream everytime i tried, so bottle it was
Cot or co-sleep?... DS was in our room for about 2 weeks, he wouldn't sleep in the cot, so rocker chair became my best friend lol. He slept in the cot from around 4 months
Cloth or disposable?... DISPOSABLE!! Dont have the patience for cloth
Drive or walk?... Walk
Cat or dog?... Cat, who i dont let near him
Routine or go with the flow?... Tried a routine after CHN wanted me to, but he eventually put himself into his own and now couldn't be better
Controlled crying - ... Yep from 4 weeks, only to a certain extent. Can't stand it when babies are picked up every time they make a noise
Dummy or no dummy? Tried dummy, never wanted it

Bath or Shower bub? ... Freaks out in the shower so baths
Singer/dancer Entertainer? He loves to bop
Homemade or bought food? Both
Smacking? I've starting tapping him on the hand
Hi-5 or Wiggles? Loves both
Read to? Yep if he sits still long enough
Sing to? lol he laughs at me
Here's me:

Breast or bottle: breast (trying to switch to bottle with no success. Those of u who have experience, how did u do it?? help!)
Cot or co-sleep: cot
Cloth or disposable: Disposable
Drive or walk: drive
Cat or dog: none
Routine or go with the flow: both
Controlled crying : yes
Dummy or no dummy: Tried, but doesnt want it

Bath or Shower bub: bath
Singer/dancer Entertainer: singer
Homemade or bought food: Both
Smacking: no
Hi-5 or Wiggles: Loves both
Read to: everynite b4 bed time to my DS (then he will wnt to read a story back to me smile)
Sing to: sometimes... otherwise my DS is also willing to sing to the little one

DS 4, DD 7mth
Breast or bottle? Breast until 1yr
Cot or co-sleep? Cot
Cloth or disposable? Cloth for first 6 months
Drive or walk? Drive
Cat or dog? Both
Routine or go with the flow? Routine
Controlled crying - yes or no? Yes, was my saviour and last resort
SON 1 - 20 1/2 months

Breast or bottle? Breast for 6 months then Bottle
Cot or co-sleep? Cot
Cloth or disposable? Disposable
Drive or walk? Walk, we don't have a car
Cat or dog? we have neither
Routine or go with the flow? Bit of both
Controlled crying? yes to a point!
Dummy or no dummy? he had it until he was 19 months!
Smacking or no smacking? depends on what he did!
Bath or Shower bub? bath
Singer/dancer Entertainer? Hes a Dancer for sure!
Homemade or bought food? Mostly Brought tongue
Hi-5 or Wiggles? Hasnt really watched either loves Spongbob
Read to? He loves his books, we are always reading to him smile
Sing to? Sometimes smile


SON 2 - 5 1/2 Months (2 1/2 months Corrected)

Breast or bottle? Due to being born at 26w I had to express, This lasted for 11 week, as I had a breast infection which lasted for 2 weeks, he was then feed the rest of the expressed milk and I had enough for 2 weeks worth, he is now on a special prem babies formula
Cot or co-sleep? He is in a bassinet at the moment then it will be a cot
Cloth or disposable? Disposable
Drive or walk? Walk, we don't have a car
Cat or dog? we have neither
Routine or go with the flow? At the moment its a bit of go with the flow
Controlled crying? yes to a point!
Dummy or no dummy? Dummy - He got addicted to it at the hospital sad
Smacking or no smacking? no
Bath or Shower bub? bath
Singer/dancer Entertainer? He is a Singer
Homemade or bought food? Not on Solids Yet
Hi-5 or Wiggles? To Young to watch anything
Read to? Not as much as we use to in the hospital
Sing to? Sometimes smile


[Edited on 11/05/2007]

Trish Mum to Bailey 15/08/05, Aidan 26/11/06 @26w

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