Anyone else feel like we have "too much" information at our disposal now? We can find "an answer (or two, or three!" to everything!
"Why wont LO nap for longer than 45 minutes?"
"How to get them to sleep through the night"
"Why is my LO's poop this color?"
I'm not saying our moms and grandmas didn't have concern, but they all look like I'm crazy for the things I say regarding LO's sleep cycles (since 6 weeks her naps have gone to 45 minutes without assistance. Typical for this age), regarding wake times, regarding feeding, regarding reflux, etc. In their day, if a baby didn't sleep for longer than 45 minutes than they just didn't sleep for 45 minutes. and if a baby cried for 5-10 minutes, they didn't worry about causing trauma to the baby. Formula was a great invention and made a moms life easier; sleeping through the night wasn't as big of a deal, and reflux wasn't nearly as "common".
I know there is some difference in todays society vs theirs (e.g. reflux is on the rise since back to sleep was introduced, babies wake easier on their backs than on their tummies, and more moms work so sleep is much more precious than to SAHM) but still..they didn't stress about it. If there was a medical issue they called the doctors but I think that was it. But I feel like we all have SO much information at our finger tips that there is an answer to EVERYTHING. And that is driving me crazy trying to figure everything out.
I've decided to day I'm NOT going to google everything about my LO to "find an answer", and unless it's a medical issue, I'm going to just accept it and go with the flow. I'm definitely a person who "needs to fix" everything, so any little thing stopping my LO from being picture perfect drives me crazy. I'm guilty of posting about everything, but I need to get over it.