The other day, someone called Babywise "evil" on Facebook. And it really got to me. Not like I'm upset and think they're right, but upset because, really? Evil? I mean, yeah disagree with Babywise if you want, but evil? Why don't you save that word for rape, murder, lies, etc?
I really like Babywise. It worked for us. And I think breastfeeding is great. I was able, Jack was able, and it worked for us. And sleeping in the crib--worked for us. (Are you sensing a theme?)
And, also, I don't agree with attachment parenting. I really don't agree with co-sleeping (in fact, I think it's risky).
The thing is, moms that use Babywise, do so because it works for them and it's whats they thing is best for their child. And moms that co-sleep, same thing. Most moms out there love their children and want to do whats best for them both.
And let's be real here, moms that don't love their children are not the ones reading Babywise or attachment parenting books!
I get that if you ascribe to a certain parenting belief, you obviously think it's right. Of course, you should...you're using it! But that doesn't mean everyone else is wrong and it definitely does NOT mean you should tell them. I am so sick and disgusted by the amount of time wasted on Facebook and blogs bashing other people's methods.
There are babies and children out there who really need help. There is real evil in the lives of children. But, I promise, it is not in the form of a formula canister or a Moby wrap.