31 Days of Parenting Littles: Learn

This post is part of my 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes. See my first post if you haven't heard of 5 minute free writes.

As parents we must be constantly learning and growing. From the time our children are babies in the womb through the rest of our lives, really, we can help our children (and ourselves of course) with what we learn. So much of parenting is subjective. It's hard to say what's "right" when it comes to so many areas! What works well for one child may not work well for another, even in the same family, and that applies to sleeping, feeding, discipline, education, and so much more! However, if I were to pick the two things I've learned that have made things easier in these Little years, I'd have to say breastfeeding and babywearing probably top the list. I started teaching myself about breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my oldest son. It saved me so much effort and pain to put that time into educating myself while I was pregnant. I used The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (LLL), and YouTube videos (particularly ones about how to latch), as my main guides. Both my sons had latch issues for the first few months and that education was invaluable. Between breastfeeding and babywearing, I can calm nearly any tantrum, solve any problem, and offer the perfect comfort and distraction for my children, not to mention bonding and nutrition.