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June 18th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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I am more likely to..
Wear Baby into the grocery store in a sling of some sort (5 points)
Carry baby into grocery store in bucket seat (0 points)

Your family..
Has a family bed (babies sleep with parents, children come and go at will and you’re okay with that, there is never an age to kick the child out) (10 points)
Co-sleeps with babies, but only until a certain age and never past one year (5 points)
Puts babies to sleep in a crib/attached co-sleeper in your room (2 points)
Puts babies to sleep in a crib in another room (0 points)

To cover those tushies, I…
Cloth Diaper (10 points)
Disposable Diapers (0 points)

My babies/toddlers…
Are allowed to breastfeed for as long as they so desire (meaning toddlers included, called Child Lead Weaning) (10 points)
Eat at the breastarant, but not past one year. (5 points)
Are breastfed less than 6 months, but they are breastfed. (2 points)
Drink Formula (0 points)

My baby boys are…
In tact (not circumcised) (10 points)
Circumcised (0 points)

When my child gets a icky cold with a temperature of 99.2, my first thought is…
Get out the homeopathic remedies! (10 points)
Let’s make sure junior gets extra sleep and water but otherwise leave him be. (5 points)
Where is that bottle of Tylenol?? We need medicine! (0 points)

I am going to birth my baby…
At home with a midwife (10 points)
With a midwife in a hospital or birthing center (5 points)
In a hospital with an Obgyn (0 points)

For birth control…
I will use NFP/FAM and/or ecological breastfeeding (10 points)
Barrier methods or non hormonal alternatives (5 points)
Hormonal birth control (0 points)

For health reasons, we choose to…
Unvaccinate after careful consideration (10 points)
Delay and/or selectively vaccinate (5 points)
Vaccinate after careful consideration and with "suspicions" (2 points)
Vaccinate, never really thought about it! (0 points)

Food-consuming habits…
Vegan or Vegetarian only (15 points)
We don’t allow processed foods (stuff in boxes, cans, etc.) in our house and everything is organic (10 points)
We are extra concerned with getting our whole grains, fruits and vegetables, but we also enjoy our treats and moments of bad habits (5 points)
We eat pretty well half of the time, the other half is questionable. (2 points)
Okay, I confess!! We eat waaay more fast food than we should and fries does count as a vegetable on our menu. (0 points)

Ooooh, toys!!!
I love wooden/natural and classic toys and keep those nasty electronics from my house, please. (10 points)
I like wooden/natural and classic toys and I do allow electronics but don’t make them all electronic, please! (5 points).
Leap Frog and Baby Einstein are my saviors; If it doesn’t ding or sing, it ain’t a toy! (0 points)

I got 95-100 points on this, how many did you score?
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June 18th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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I got 57
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June 18th, 2007, 05:05 PM
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57 for me too... couldn't count the circumcision one cause we dont' have a boy and haven't made a decision on that yet...
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June 20th, 2007, 07:28 PM
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52. I had to split the difference on a couple, for instance the circumcision, we don't have a boy but if we did I'd be on the fence. And I'd love to cloth diaper but our washer isn't good enough IMO.
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June 20th, 2007, 09:08 PM
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57 here too
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June 21st, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Also 57. Ditto about the boy. We don't have one yet. Hopefully next time!
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June 21st, 2007, 04:29 PM
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I got 95
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June 22nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
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I got 70, I am a bit more crunchy than I thought...lol
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June 28th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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I scored 62. Here's an interesting tidbit. Our first boy is circumcised, and he really had a tough time healing from the cut. It was very for me as a new mom to see him bleeding on a couple occassions. Our second boy is not circumcised. We are not sure if this will be an issue when they notice the difference but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!
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June 30th, 2007, 08:09 PM
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Only 80 for me, but no boys here so I couldn't get credit for that one. Do I get bonus points for having a blog about crunchy parenting that's actually called "Crunchy Parent"? I think that's gotta be worth at least 5 points.

I'm very impressed by those scores in the 90s...rock on baby-wearing, cloth diapering, organic veggie eatin', homeopathic poppin' sisters!
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July 1st, 2007, 12:52 PM
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I didn't do all that great. I'm so not crunchy. I got 10.
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