They tell us to develop a schedule and feed him no sooner than every 3 hours:
We feed on demand, and will continue to until we feel it’s a good time to stop. Likely once he’s eating food along with his milk. I also plan on adding cereal to his nightly bottles in a few weeks.
They say he must sleep on his back at all times.
My kid has been sleeping on his stomach since the first week of his life. On his back he startles himself awake every 2 seconds and doesn’t stay down at all. We recently started putting him in his boppy if he passes out before being burped so he’s a bit more upright. Apparently that’s another big no no. I say, if he’s turning his head and lifting his head then he’s OK to sleep on his tummy.
I don’t know if it’s a “rule” per se but in general babies are kept in diapers at all times.
John’s not with me on this one, but I let Rohan “breathe” after he’s taken a big potty. I’m not practicing elimination communication or anything extra crunchy like that, I just want him to get some air on his downstairs. Wanna keep him rash-free without lubing him up w/ A&D all the time.
We’re doing a delayed vaccine schedule and opted out of the pertussis vaccination for both of us. We also opted out of the Hep B vaccines until later.
Rules we are following:
- no bottles of water (Tho people keep telling me he needs water)
Did you go by the book with your babies or did you break some of the rules?