Monday, March 26, 2007

I hate the so called "experts"

This article irritates me. Especially the "slap on your wrist" tone in his writing as if he's looking down at me because I'm a so called "lazy" parent. But this paragraph really hits home:

"The fact is that children who co-sleep fail to learn how to put themselves to sleep, just as children who use pacifiers fail to learn how to comfort themselves. Problems of the very sort described by this nursing mother are typical when parents try to move a co-sleeping child into his or her own bed."

The fact is that my 3 year old moved herself out of our bed. *gasp* She chose to sleep in her own bed when given the choice to make for herself! She decided what was best for her, and she's never been back. Ever. Not one night has she ever begged me to sleep in our bed. And she puts herself to sleep. She can comfort herself! And she used a pacifier. So in my real life experience, I find his advice to be a bunch of bologna.