I fully understand that there are many different ways to parent, and that we all do it in our own way, what ever works for each and everyone of us and our families, but there are occasions that I do wonder about what I see when I am out and about.
For anyone who knows me you will probably know which side of the fence I sit on for certain things, but for others of you I will be leaving you guessing.
Which category do you fall into for any of the following
Naughty step or not?
Reward charts and stickers?
Breast or Bottle?
Routines or free flow?
When to wean?
Again I will admit this is a child that started weaning on the dot of 17weeks, but that was forced on us by health visitors and never solved his weight issues which later turned out to be allergies!
Bedtime, when should it be?
the list could go on and on and on
As I said early on, we all have our own ways of doing things and there is nothing wrong with most of them (unfortunately as we hear that the parents of Daniel Pelka have been convicted of child abuse not 20miles from here, some methods of parenting are very wrong)
So here’s was the one that got me thinking
Why the picture of a dummy and an ice-cream, you may ask?
I was surprised to watch a dummy being dipped into an ice-cream before being returned to the child, is it just me that isn’t convinced this is the normal way to feed ice-cream to your baby?
What things have you seen other parents do that you have thought strange, is this the weirdest?