Natural parenting includes everything from doulas, organic foods, and homemade sunscreen to essential oils, home schooling, and placenta smoothies. Natural parents will do everything in their power to use natural methods before using any government approved methods and over-the-counter medications. Here are 10 signs that you may be a natural parent without even knowing it.
A Doula Was Present
You had a doula in the room when giving birth. She was there since the day you found out you were pregnant and has been there for you every step of the way.
If you make your own UV protection sunscreen at home, you are most likely a natural parent. You believe that only you can make the proper type of sunscreen for your children and only ‘you’ know how to eliminate harmful chemicals.
Coconut Water for Illness
If you choose coconut water over drinks like Gatorade to replenish your child’s electrolytes, you believe that natural is best. Coconut water is an excellent way to hydrate your kids during and after an illness. It is also great for parents too!
A Natural Birth
If you went into the birth with the decision that you will not take any pain medications or get an epidural, you are well on your way to becoming a natural parent.
If your baby saw a chiropractor before seeing his or her doctor, you are a natural parent. You believe in the many miracles that a chiropractor can perform such as getting rid of rashes, straightening posture and easing symptoms of colic in your baby.
Home School for the Kids
If you believe that you can teach your children the ABC’s more effectively than any teacher can, you are probably a natural parent. Many parents home school their kids so they can monitor their child’s performance, studies, and learning development.
Limited TV Time
If the amount of television that your kids watch bothers you, you are a natural parent. Families that limit the amount of TV time usually want their kids to be more productive and experience more adventures outdoors rather than sitting on the couch. This is a form of natural parenting.
You Have More than Two Baby Carriers
If you believe in carrying your baby most of the time in a carrier and have more than two carriers at home, you are hands-down a natural parent who believes in natural approaches to baby care.
Yes, people drink them! If you planted your placenta in your back garden, put it into capsule form or if you add it to your smoothies, you naturally believe that whatever was a part of you should be returned back to you. The natural way.
There isn’t any right or wrong form of parenting and while natural is a healthy way to go, as long as your baby is happy and healthy, and has all the necessities of life including a massive dose of love, they will be just fine.