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April 25th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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This is my answers for how I PLAN to raise this baby. I KNOW I was nowhere near crunchy before I started doing my research, lol. Ok, now I am changing my answers since other things have come up, lol

So you think you're crunchy? Well how crunchy are you?

1. Do you have homebirths?

15 points for “yes” (unassisted)

10 points for “yes” (with a midwife in attendance)

5 points for alternative birthing center

2 points for “thinking about/would like homebirth”

0 for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

2. Will you circumcise future sons?

5 points for “no”

-5 points for “yes”.

3. Do you use cloth diapers?

20 point if you do Elimination Communication (no diapers)

15 points if “yes” (wash and make your own)

10 points if “yes” (wash your own)

5 points if “yes” (diaper service)

2 points if “thinking about it”

0 points if “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

4. Do you observe your fertility signals using Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness and use that for birth control/trying to conceive?

10 points for “yes” (observe and use for birth control/ttc) or you use ecological breastfeeding/lactational amnorrhea

5 points for “yes” (observe for trying to conceive)

2 points “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

5. Do you breastfeed exclusively for the first 6+ months?

10 points if “yes”

5 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of expressed breastmilk)

2 points for “no” (use occasional bottles of formula)

0 for “no” (don’t breastfeed by choice).

6. Do you co-sleep?

10 points for “yes” (all night every night)

5 points for “yes” (part/all of most nights)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no”.

7. Do you use a sling/soft carrier?

5 points for “yes”

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

8. Do you believe in/practice child-led weaning (even if that means breastfeeding for several years)?

15 points for “yes” (complete child-led weaning)

10 points for “yes” (up to 3 years)

5 points for “yes” (up to 2 years)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (you’ll wean the baby at 1 year or earlier).

9. Do you tandem nurse/nurse during your pregnancy?

10 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy and tandem nurse)

5 points for “yes” (nurse during pgcy, but wean before birth)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no”(wouldn’t consider it).

10. Do you eat organic/whole/natural foods and limit your meat?

15 points for “yes” (grow own/buy organic, shop only at health food store, grind own wheat, vegetarian, etc.)

10 points for “yes” (grow some of own food, buy organic, use whole wheat flour, bake own bread, eat some meat occasionally)

5 points for “yes” (try to buy natural, whole grain foods, etc.)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

11. Do you use herbal/homeopathic remedies?

10 points if “yes” (very rarely see a regular doctor)

5 points if “yes” (but use a doctor occasionally)

2 points if “thinking about it” (see a doc for now)

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it).

12. Do you homeschool?

10 points if “yes” (currently homeschool)

5 points for “yes” (will homeschool)

2 points for “thinking about it”

0 points for “no” (wouldn’t consider it). I have homeschooled, but my children prefer PS, I just want them to be happy and educated.

13. What's your take on childhood vaccinations?

15 points for no vaccines

10 for delayed, selective vaccination

5 points for selective, on schedule vaccination

2 points for thinking about not vaccinating

0points for vaxing on schedule.

14. Would you/have you ever breastfeed/fed someone else's baby or have someone else bf your child?

10 points if yes (have or someone has bf your baby)

5 points if yes (would)

2 points if maybe

0 if no (wouldn't consider it).

15. Do you use cloth/re-usable products for mom?

10 points if yes (make own)

5 points if yes (buy own)

2 points if thinking about it

0 points if no.


120 – 140 Super Nutty, Ultra-Crunchy Granola Earth Mama

90 – 119 Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch!

60 – 89 Pretty Crispy

20 – 59 Sprinkled with Granola

5 – 19 Instant Oatmeal

0 - 4 Jell-O

LOL! I went from Pretty Crispy to Mmm! Love that whole-grain crunch! just by changing the homebirth from thinking about it to Yes, unassisted, lol. I am so excited for my upcoming unassisted birth!!!!!
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