I have three daughters, and it is not a secret how much they love dolls. I seriously lost count of how many we have in this house. Playing “mommy” is something that they all have been doing way before they could talk, and my middle girl was burping and feeding her dolls even before she could walk.
Teaching my daughters about things that I strongly believe is very important to me. I want them to grow and be able to make their own decisions, but I want them to BELIEVE in those decisions, and do not make those decisions just to go with the flow, or because they look “normal” for the majority.
Im not a big cooker. I just don’t feel a big ‘passion’ for cooking. However, no Baby Food company can expect to survive at my expense. My girls ate homemade baby food since they started having solid foods. It is important to me that my girls learn how I feel about homemade baby food VS commercial baby food. We got them a kitchen for Christmas, and they “cook” to their babies, and we try to teach them how important it is to know where the food you are feeding your baby is coming from. I know they hardly understand this YET, but I strongly feel that never is too early to start teaching your kids those things that matter that much to you.
When my girls first got babies that wet, I was desperate to find cloth diapers for the dolls. I wasn’t even a cloth diapering mom by then, but I knew that the disposable doll diapers were not going to be part of my waste. I look back and I wonder why I never find out about cloth diapers before, and how late I find out about them. I honestly had never seen a baby in cloth diapers EVER. To this day, the only cloth diapered babies that I have ever seen in person are my daughters. My mom told me that I was cloth diapered sometimes during the day, but –of course- I wont remember that. I was so disconnected from cloth diapers that I didn’t even know about dunking, or plastic covers, or anything. I just knew there were people (who I didn’t know) that used a piece of fabric as a diaper, and I always wondered how that fabric held the pee…
Now, I feel VERY strong about cloth diapers, and I wish all my friends were cloth diapering. I LOVE to proudly show everyone the diapers, and I LOVE how my daughters can tell about cloth and disposables, and how they clearly prefer cloth. Just yesterday I received my very first order of cloth menstrual pads, and the reactions of my girls were hilarious (I promise details in a future post all about it). I love the fact that my girls are not growing up thinking that cloth diapers is the only way to go, they are growing knowing that there are options, but that they still think that cloth diapers is the best way to go.
My girls are all about breastfeeding, homemade baby food, cloth diapering and wearing their babies. I stopped breastfeeding my youngest several months ago, and my oldest still sees breastfeeding as the ‘normal’ way to feed a baby. I really hope they grow up and stand up for what they believe, and I hope they feel with their kids how they feel with their dollies.
– By Anelys *Mom to Gabriela (5), Camila (2.75) and Amelia (1.75)*