Advice on infant advice?
November 1, 2012 12:21 PM Subscribe
Advice on infant advice? Where to go for good, reliable, guidance/suggestions
posted by filmgeek to Human Relations (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Wonderful filmgeek spawn (11 month old) is wonderful.
Except, of course, when she's not. Mrs. Filmgeek and I are not in the Cry it out (CIO) camp. We're looking for specialized guidance/advice that's inline with our ideals - but not helicopter parents.
First: Is there such a thing as a medical practitioner who interviews you on what you're doing and helps you with baby issues? I don't think it could be our (or any) pediatrician, because they're far too busy for such things!
For example: Any real sleep needs a bottle….We're concerned about the damage to her burgeoning teeth and how it might be affecting her daytime eating. Or is this something that we shouldn't be worried about at this stage.
Or how to transition her from co-sleeping to her crib?
We're looking for someone to help us find smart strategies to guide change, not force change.
We're in a rural area (deep into Delaware).
Second, If there isn't an "infant advisor", is there one *great* forum for parenting?
necessary disclaimer: Yes, we know that every parent has to figure it out themselves. And every kid is different. And two kids in the same family are different.