For those of us still here, what parenting "rules" do you break? Whether the rules come from experts, doctors, or family members, let's hear it.
I was set on never bedsharing and just using a bedside sleeper. My baby, since the hospital, would not sleep if not right next to someone or if not being held. It scared me to sleep with him, but I was in survival mode. If we sleep side by side, he sleeps all night, minus some sleepy nursing. Now, he's sleeping more soundly, and I can actually put him down to sleep, but when he was fresh out, it just didn't work.
It's not a rule, but my mom thinks it's weird that I refuse to give cereal. She's supportive of baby-led weaning aside from that though.
I've been told I spoil my baby by some people who believe in older parenting methods, because I hold him and don't let him cry it out ever.