Thursday, November 12th, 2009
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For Forgetful Parents

WTFIn case you forget how to parent, you can always get reminders printed on your baby's clothes.

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mathnet (#27)

YOU TOLD HER! YOU'RE JUST NOT CUT OUT FOR THIS!

HiredGoons (#603)

"Contents Under Pressure: Do Not Shake."

garge (#736)

"Never, never, never shake a baby. Unless it won't stop crying."

"This side up"

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Alternatively:

"This side up (if you care about protecting your baby from SIDS)"

and on the back of the shirt

"This side up (if you are willing to roll the dice and just let the baby get some zzzs already)"

I'd like to get the Underparenter's viewpoint on this, but Cry It Out (which parents refer to as CIO on parenting messageboards, because actually spelling it out is apparently too painful and embarrassing), is to my mind a ridiculous, lazy parenting philosophy, which leaves infants in tears and terror and parents with more time for facebooking pictures of their children's occassional happy moments.

Bucko (#1,599)

this

garge (#736)

Oh, man. I'm a big fan of underparenting, but we're attachment parents (and that doesn't mean we're bullies, etc.) You don't have to know what they want – you just have to comfort them and let them know they're being comforted. That's much more important than the underlying issue.

Your baby may come out gay, though. I mean, not that there's anything WRONG with that, per se….

Bittersweet (#765)

My husband and I wrote off attachment parenting when Dr. Sears told us that if we didn't follow it, we shouldn't be surprised that our child grew up to be a drug addict. Sometimes it's good to comfort them and sometimes it's good to let them figure out how to comfort themselves.

mathnet (#27)

MAKE ME PROUD! POSE FOR PLAYGIRL!

Peteykins (#1,916)

"The world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life."

–John Waters, Female Trouble

I have the spreadsheets to prove it.

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