I recently came across what I thought was an amazing website when searching for breast feeding jewellery. It was a website for young parents. Kind of like a support group with lots of information.
There was a link where you could contact them to join their team. I was definitely up for that. I’m very proud of what I have achieved so far in my journey as a young parent. I also believe a lot of young parents could and will benefit from my experiences. So I contacted in the hope that they’d accept me to join them.
I got an email today, saying they’d passed my details on and would I like to guest blog for them. Exciting!!! So emailed back all excited. To be faced with a return email which I found rather insulting really.
I was basically told that they had looked further at my blog and would not actively promote it because of two reasons. One being my views on co-sleeping and the other that I have photos which show my daughter sleeping in an unsafe environment. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Without a doubt I’m fuming. Ok, I completely understand they have their policies/views/medical preferences. But how dare they insult my parenting so openly.
was am disgusted by their emails. When I was a 16 year old mother all I wanted was somewhere I could go to for help, support, guidance and to read personal experiences. Just like what this site seems to offer. Somewhere I wouldn’t get judged. I was so wrong about that website.
Everything these days are so black and white, especially with parenting. You have to do it this way or that way, or you are a bad Mum and endangering your child.
I have never once said co-sleeping is safer! I’ve said it’s easier for me. I’ve weighed up the risks and co-sleep safely. Any photos of my daughter covered by a duvet, laying on a pillow etc etc etc (things they mentioned in the email) have all been with her supervised… Clearly as someone had to take the photo?!
I seriously hope that some day, the world will be a little less judgemental. A little less rude about parents.
Just to annoy the medical know-it-alls-and-would-wrap-baby-up-in-cottonwool-and-never-leave-the-house here’s some photos of my daughter clearly being in a dangerous environment that should never be done but all parents do…….