Learning to Parent
22 weeks 4days
It may seem odd to some, but, Mr. and I well we are very much readers and learners. I know many a parent did not crack a parenting book before becoming a parent, and are fabulous parents, but for us, reading is a key to comfort.
As part of my personality I want to read everything possible on parenting and children. Because I studied psychology for 5 years at Uni I have the basics of learning and the fundamentals of reinforcement theory, but, I still feel like it is beneficial to read, and read from all kinds of experts, everything from how to change a diaper to how to ensure you raise psychologically healthy twins.
I go onto the Toronto Library website and order parenting books by the dozen. I read a lot of the same things over and over again (cook ahead, freeze food, refer to the twins by their unique names, get one on one time with the twins) and sometimes I read unique things, stuff that I think wow, I need to write that down so I don’t forget.
So I created a Word file, and every time I find something worth remembering I type it in my word file, so I have it there, the little nugget of parenting knowledge.
Recently I read this little nugget of knowledge about SIDS, apparently one of the ways to prevent SIDS is to ensure that no mold or fungus grows on the mattress by wrapping the mattress in a BebeSafe Matress Cover so that has gone onto my essential list of baby items.
So far the only thing I have on my Things Not Allowed in My House is Exercausers(as someone born with dislocated hips I look at these things and all my heart tells me they are not right).
So, what baby items can you Just Not live Without and What can Stay at Babies R Us?