Baby Led Parenting
Love your baby, listen to their desires, listen
to your heart; follow your instincts
Remember: When "Dancing" with your babies, allow them to lead!
|This page was created
in the hopes of convincing all mothers to believe in themselves, and (more importantly)
learning how to listen to their baby. There are indeed a great many things mothers
should not remain ignorant of - they should learn their birthing options and different
approaches to labor and pain management; they should choose a pediatrician as if the
life of their child depends on it; they should seek out other like-minded women as
their support group;. . . .but women should not be looking for other individuals
to validate their mothering choices.
see? The answer is between you and your baby!!
That is, your baby will teach
you how to best parent him or her, if only you listen. The best way to raise your
baby may not be the same as the best way to raise mine. Yet, all too often we hear
mothers talking about what books they've found helpful, or what outside resources
they are using to help them learn how to raise their children. (??) As
women, we have been brought up to be unsure of ourselves, and now we scurry about, somehow
looking for the key that will unlock that magical information already found in our heart
and our babies cries.
Learn to read your baby's cues. Then do what your heart tells you.