So for the new or even experienced parents on here. How do you feel about spanking your children?
Spanking meaning a light tap with some type of discussion about why they're being punished, not any type of painful experience or beating.
Seems children now days don't get to experience the fun we had growing up where anything could be a weapon when you pissed your parents off... oh the fond memories. I find the preceeding statement humerous!
I love my daughter. I wanted a boy first, but my daughter is amazing and I can't wait to see her grow up. The only fear I have is the boy thing, but if I raise her anywhere near correctly and have a strong relationship with her I shouldn't have anything to worry about. Guess we'll find out.
Typically babies do pretty good. They're use to noises already. As they get into toddler age they can become more sensitive. But there are plenty of noise things you can buy that play soft noises or music to help.
Our noise machine is awesome tho. I usually have a fan on, which is close the same effect but can't get as loud as the noise machine. I thought I would hate it at first, but it helps me when I've used it.
Dude those baby rocking chair things, really they're regular rocking chairs but used a lot for breast feeding and putting kids to sleep. Those things are pricey as hell. Even used typically!!
Best thing we got for free was a white noise machine. The one we got is around $100 new, and I would pay that for it right now if ours broke. Kills so much noise that would normally startle/wake the kids. Love it!!
Ours is a drop-side. I find the preceeding statement humerous!
There's horror stories about everything with children. I replaced most of the stops and screws that hold it all together so I don't think it'll have any issues, and my daughter as already been through it. It also changes into 2 different bed configurations outside of the crib with 2 mattress heights. But anyway..
Birthing classes aren't really bad, just kind of boring depending on the teacher you have and the other parents that are present. Good info to have as you make your way into the last few weeks. Helps with false alarms (braxton-hicks) and knowing what steps are coming and when. Somewhat gross but nothing you haven't seen before in some shape or form. I would say the most beneficial one is the breastfeeding class for mommy, if she plans to breastfeed.
And I suggest any expecting mother to speak with a new-ish mother or lactation specialist about breastfeeding and their experiences, esp ask about when their milk came in. There are so extreme reactions, and some very mild, good to know some of those so she doesn't freak the fuck out when it happens!!