So I might say that often mothers are bombarded with what to do and what not to do in EVERY aspect known to man of your sweet little child's life. I'm certain you've all heard millions of things...don't feed them this, make sure you feed them this- only not until they are at this age...don't use this product, unless of course you want to chance killing your child...blah-blah-blah. These so-called helpful bits of information are sometimes overwhelming for me. Usually I take them like a grain of salt and stick to the way I feel good about raising my children, but occasionally I will take some to heart and give them a fair trial.
Here is one that has effected us more than most for the last year or so...
When Christian was 4 months or so, someone mentioned to me that you should not use a bumper on a baby's crib because it increases the chances of SIDS. I thought about it for awhile, then while we were moving I decided to just pack it up and try without. What these people didn't mention was that it causes late night crying and odd bruises on chubby little arms and legs. One night we had decided that Christian would have to "cry it out" since he no longer had a paci to go to bed. After 45 minutes of letting poor Christian "cry it out" Tyler went in to find his thigh stuck in between two posts and if you have seen his thighs you realize how painful this must have been. There we bruises...we felt bad...really bad.
So, instead of solving this problem by bringing the cuter and now safer (in my mind) bumper back he has learned to adapt. It will just make him stronger, right? So when I found him like this the other night, I smiled, thought of this story and took a picture.