At least once a week I will ramble off something contrary to my Nan’s approach to parenting. Things like the right age for weaning or what foods aren’t suitable for toddlers. Every time she replies with ” All the babies these days are google babies. We didn’t have google when I raised seven children”.
But this got me thinking, I do depend on google and the rest of the internet on a daily basis. I use it for all things from recipes to hairstyles, videos to shopping and truthfully I turn to it for help in raising Aidan. As a parenting blogger isn’t that what I am trying to do too though? I am online sharing my experiences in the hopes of helping another parent who may need it. I post product reviews and how to posts for all types of parenting encounters.
I use google to tell me if Aidan’s rash is normal, what he ”should be” doing at this stage and things to help him achieve his abilities. In theory, yes, Aidan is a google baby. I have used the google crutch to lean on during my parenting journey, my pregnancy with Aidan and this pregnancy. Here are some of the things I have googled in the past 17 months, since Aidan’s arrival…
- Are babies umbilical cords supposed to smell?
- How often should my X month old be eating?
- How much milk is too much?
- *several colours, sizes, smells and consistencies of poop followed by* is this normal.
- Teething help!
- Are hiccups painful for babies?
- When should a baby *smile/ crawl/ start solids/ a million other things*?
- X month old routine.
- Are second pregnancies different?
- How to explain a new baby to a toddler.
I’m pretty sure that the more Aidan grows and the arrival of the new baby, will only result in more google searches at crazy hours of the night. Hoping google can tell me how to parent two under two, manage to keep up to date with house work, blogging, youtube and life. Maybe it is personal assistants I need to google next (if only!).
Ok, own up, what is the strangest thing you have googled since having kids? I think mine is ”one year old ate half a candle” – just a note it was on his Dad’s watch not mine. More important note, he is fine since – obviously!