Parenting Worries Vs Toddler Worries

Parenting Worries Vs Toddler Worries

Mama:

Here is an (extensively) abridged list of things I have worried about in relation to Mia in the past 18 months, I realise that some of these may look entirely ridiculous, some may even make you laugh. Some are things I have seriously pondered and taken to heart, others are things I considered for a fleeting second, but all are genuine thoughts that have occurred to me:

  • Her being too small (she was 6lb 7oz)
  • Not being able to breastfeed her and therefore; her immune system, her IQ, her weight, our bond (largely nonsense)
  • Other people judging me for not being able to breastfeed
  • Her drinking enough milk (she has a small appetite)
  • Her hands being blue (just after birth)
  • Her fists being constantly clenched (as a newborn)
  • Baby acne
  • That ridiculous breathing that newborns do
  • SIDS
  • Vaccinations (the symptoms afterwards)
  • Her being too hot
  • Being too cold
  • Poop: going too frequently, too infrequently, the colour, the consistency; you name it, I worried about it.
  • Sleeping too much
  • Not sleeping enough
  • Getting too big
  • Not being big enough
  • Her hair not growing enough
  • Every temperature
  • Every sniffle
  • Teething (pain+nappy rash+dribble rash+not sleeping = worry!)
  • Not rolling over (she never really cared for rolling)
  • Rolling over (in her sleep)
  • Not crawling (this was ‘a disaster’ score on her gross motor skills assessment at 10m, she crawled at 10m 4 days).
  • Hypermobility
  • Not speaking enough
  • Speaking too much
  • Not standing (now does)
  • Not walking (still doesn’t)
  • Not eating enough food.
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Drinking too much cow’s milk
  • Having too much screen time
  • Being on the autistic spectrum (specifically having SPD)
  • Falling off things (mainly the bed)
  • Not being a good enough Mama (see my last blog post ‘Dear Mama’)

Mia:

A list of things that I worry about, it’s not that long, I’m a pretty chilled out kid:

  • No more Peppa Pig
  • There not being any toast
  • Mama not coming back from the toilet
  • Where Dada has gone
  • Running out of milk
  • The vacuum (I’m not worried about that anymore but I used to be)
  • Having my hair combed
  • Having my hair washed
  • Having my nails cut
  • That particular episode of Peppa with the purple dinosaur in it, that one is scary.
  • Not being allowed outside
  • The dark when no one is there 

    Mama would like to know what worries you’ve had about your children, no matter how ridiculous !

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