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Parenting Life Archives – Isablog

Child Led Parenting: Our Main Philosophy for How We Parent

Before becoming a parent I think most people have ideas about how they want to do it. They might have a preference over breast or bottle, whether they want to co-sleep or not, and even as far as how they might want to enforce discipline. But throughout our entire journey thus far as parents, one thing has remained a strong constant. We’ve been as child led as possible. So this post is going to be a bit about my philosophy as a parent, and essentially my take on what child led parenting actually is. Child Led Parenting: Our Main Philosophy…

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We’ve Gone from the Baby Stage to the Toddler Stage

All of a sudden Isabelle has gone from a baby who is unable to walk, to a toddler who wants to do nothing but walk! We always knew that once she took her first independent steps, that would be it, she would want to do it all the time. And here she is, toddling about holding a potato that she stole from the cupboard. That sounds about right. When Does a Baby Become a Toddler? Well it only makes sense to me that a baby turns into a toddler when they start to toddle. It seems pretty straight forward when…

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Thinking About Having a Second Child

We’re fast approaching Isabelle’s first birthday. And since it’s actually Sibling Day, which is another random day that people like to have, I thought it would be a good time to flesh out my thoughts on possibly creating a second child. When’s the Right Time? I’ve talked to a lot of people about babies since becoming a parent. It’s almost inevitable that you do. But everyone seems to have different opinions on when’s the best time to have the second child. Some say it’s better to get all the hard work out of the way early, and have them close…

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Avoiding Negative Association With a Baby

The other day Ross decided to shave his hair off. Ok, so it’s not that dramatic. It’s not as though he had hair down his back. And he only went with a number three all over, so he’s not bald. But to Isabelle, it was a huge difference. I think it’s safe to say she didn’t like it. But luckily Ross knew enough about avoiding a negative association by letting Isabelle come to him in her own time. Here he is with his new hair: Isabelle spends time with Ross everyday. Obviously. Yet something so simple as a haircut had…

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