All you need is love

I’m wondering if there is something such as a love-o-meter? You know, something that measures love.

We as Mumma’s, are told by well meaning family and friend, and complete strangers in supermarkets who seem to think they have a right to tell you how to raise your baby, you must not do X as you will spoil your baby…

  • Don’t pick up your baby too much
  • Don’t hug your baby too much
  • Don’t feed your baby too much
  • Don’t co-sleep with your baby
  • Don’t pick up your baby if they cry

Apparently you make a “rod” for your own back. Now my posture can be pretty bad so I’m thinking this rod might be a good thing for me…

So what I hear is

  • Don’t soothe your baby
  • Don’t reassure them 
  • Don’t let them know you are close
  • Don’t let them drift to sleep hearing your heartbeat (like they did in the womb…)
  • Don’t kiss and cuddle

Don’t love? And when is love “too much”? And by whose measurement? 

If you know where I can get a love-o-meter do let me know as I wouldn’t want Peachy to have to say to her therapist in years to come that she was loved too much.

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.

Kristen Proby

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