What kind of mom are you? (Besides a good one of course)
Check out these definitions of what being Silky, Crunchy or Scrunchy moms are:
Silky Mami: Modern mother who prefers medicated hospital birth, bottle feeding/part time breastfeeding, disposable diapers, crib sleeping, etc. One who follows the advice of established medical authority; often tend to be working moms who rely on modern products for convenience and time management.
Example: She buys her baby food, uses Pampers and vaccinates on schedule…She’s a silky mama!
Crunchy Mami: Mother who supports homebirth, breastfeeding, baby wearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. One who questions established medical authority; tends to be vegetarian and/or prepare all-organic foods.
Example: That crunchy mama is breastfeeding in public again!
Scrunchy Mami: A mom that is a mixture of both a silky and crunchy mom. One who may formula feed, and vaccinate as well as hospital birth but may use cloth diapers and make their own baby food.
Example: I formula feed my baby and choose to vaccinate but I support home birth and make my own baby food so I’m a scrunchy mom!
I’ve determined that I’m a scrunchy mom that leans more towards crunchy. I definitely don’t do cloth diapering, and while I hesitate the validity of immunizations on a daily basis, I succumbed and followed the pediatrician’s advice to vaccinate meatball on schedule. What’s really funny is that Crunchy moms are defined as vegetarian or vegan and I’ve been considering moving over to a vegan lifestyle after I am done breastfeeding meatball (which could not be for another 2 years but extended breastfeeding is another post). I’m such a freaking hippie. What am I doing in this era?
Anyhoot, how do you classify yourselves?
Have a great day mamis