CONVENTIONAL (previously 'traditional')= typically uses formula (possibly breast fed). Uses disposible diapers, vaccinates, uses stroller/babyswing/bouncers, baby sleeps in own room, circumsizes(if boys), uses many commercial products(laundry soap/tampons/hand sanitizer, ect), traditional hospital birth with meds, ect...
Natural=breastfeed/pump/donor milk, cloth diaper, wear baby, no/delay vaccines, no circ(if boys), more holistic health care, more homeade(mama cloth/laundry detergent/essential oils, ect), home birth/birthing center/no meds, homeschool, co sleep/bedshare, ect
just go with which ever catagory you MOSTLY fit. I know some might have alittle of both.
by segura4October 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Both Traditional And Natural A little bit of everything. :)
by AnonymousOctober 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM
1) Didn't say I felt threatened. Didn't say anyone was right or wrong. The question was "Parenting styles which one are you and why did you choose it." and I answered and gave my why. I am strongly for people being themselves without the labels or categories - that is my parenting style.
2) Doesn't matter why I choose to be anonymous. Why would this bother you?
3) I get the point with only one question mark.
4) Thanks, I did. I wish you a great weekend.
You could have totally ignored this post. Many women are replying not because they have to ...probably just to see what most women do. No one is being harassed for their choice. I haven't really seen anyone saying that only their choice is the right choice. I'm just curious why you feel so threatened?? Not like one is right and the other wrong. Your anonymous anyway so no one would even know who you are????? I don't know but seems a bit strange that this post pushed your buttons like that. Anyway, hope you have a nice day!
Doesn't matter. My decisions are mine to make with those who share life with me and we make them to fit what we have. No tooting horns, no comparison, no labels, no worries.
Why? Because I'm weary of putting people in categories and the this vs that. We're human and we only have so long to live on this earth - no one gets out alive. So, yes, it doesn't matter.
by Autumn22October 20, 2012 at 7:03 PMI'm a bit of both. Hospital births with csection... Breastfeed, doesn't vaccinate... Sends to public school, cosleep, baby wear, store bought toiletries... :)
October 20, 2012 at 9:29 PMI'm a mixture of both
by VhxOctober 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Almost entirely natural. Except homemade pads/laundry soap. Yech.
by BookoholicOctober 20, 2012 at 10:50 PMUnfortunately I'm a half of both, but I guess you could say atm I am more conventional.
by preplovesyouOctober 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM
In the middle.
October 21, 2012 at 10:53 AMConventional.