I read a fascinating article today. In summary, it covers parenting decisions over nap time in nordic countries.
The basic premise of the Swedes, “A little fresh air never hurt anyone” happens to be something I heartily agree with.
But I’m sure having toddlers nap in sub freezing temperatures is controversial in America.
Anyone approaching being a parent these days has to face an avalanche of judgment. If they don’t read it themselves they will surely hear about study after study and book after book of the ‘best way’ to do it.
The reality is that every child is different and every family is different. A baby’s personality and temperament are as unique as you and I.
What I’ve discovered is that routine is important because it breeds safety, but what that routine is can change from baby to baby. How you feed them, change them and put them to sleep is up to you.
Just as along as it works.
What are some things that have worked for you and your children? I would love to hear about them.