FAQ

WHAT DOES NATURAL PARENTING MEAN?

HOW DOES NATURAL PARENTING DIFFER TO CONVENTIONAL PARENTING?

WHAT IS ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION?

ISN’T IT BEST TO WAIT UNTIL TODDLERS ARE READY TO POTTY TRAIN?

ISN’T IT UNNATURAL FOR BABIES TO USE THE POTTY?

WHAT IS CO-SLEEPING?

Co-sleeping or bed-sharing is when parents share sleep with their children. This can take a few forms:

  • Same bed: parents and children sleep in the same bed.
  • Sidecar: babies sleep in a sidecar attached to the bed.
  • Same room: babies sleep in the same room as their parents but in a separate bed or crib.

Where babies sleep is controversial (to put it mildly!). Many suggest co-sleeping is dangerous. But when practiced safely the opposite is true. Just a few of the benefits include:

  • Reduces the chance of SIDS by up to 50%
  • Helps regulate baby’s body temperature and heart rate
  • Promotes growth through physical contact
  • Encourages healthy breastfeeding and helps maintain milk supply
DO I HAVE TO CO-SLEEP TO PRACTICE ATTACHMENT PARENTING?

There are extremes in both attachment and conventional parenting. And there is a whole lot of wiggle room in between.

The most important thing is to consciously consider the parenting choices you make. And understand they are choices.

You may choose to practice EC but nothing else. Babywearing may not be physically possible for you. Or the crib may be the safest place for your baby. All circumstances are different and each family needs to find what works best for them. Even by practicing one or two attachment parenting techniques you can nurture attachment with you child.

WHAT IS BABYWEARING?

Babywearing is the practice of carrying your newborn, infant or toddler using a cloth sling, wrap or soft fabric carrier.

Babywearing is convenient – the world and babies were not designed for strollers! But it also offers countless benefits to both mum and baby:

  • Babywearing supports breastfeeding
  • Carried babies cry less
  • Carried babies sleep, feed, and grow better
  • May help avoid spinal and cranial deformities
  • Babies who are held close regulate their own physiological functions better (breathing, heart rate, temperature)
IS MY LIFE OVER NOW THAT I HAVE A BABY? HOW DO I STAY “ME”?

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO TRAVEL SO MUCH WITH A CHILD IN TOW?

“So what drove me to create Raised Good? It was my innate belief that when parents have the knowledge to make conscious decisions for their families magical things will happen.”
– Tracy Gillett

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