An article on the Access Hollywood Web site recently got my attention: "Mayim Bialik Talks Unconventional Parenting." I was interested first of all because it was about Blossom. Can you believe that show was 20 years ago? Will that poor girl ever NOT be Blossom??
Family beds are awesome, and if you don't believe it just look closely at any new parent's eyes. The ones with no bags under them probably sleep in a family bed! Nursing moms are CRAZY if they don't let their babies sleep with them. You don't have to wake up every two hours; just pull out your boob and let the baby do all the work!
And don't even start with the "safety of the baby" stuff. AskDrSears.com published an article called "Safe Sleeping With Your Baby" in which it was revealed that a national campaign launched a few years ago to warn parents about the dangers of sleeping with your baby was co-sponsored by a crib manufacturer's association!
I wonder how they felt after today's announcement that drop-side cribs are now outlawed. The article said the Consumer Product Safety Commission made the decision "after the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the past decade and millions of recalls." How many of those babies would still be alive if they had slept with their parents??
So cheers to Blossom for using common sense in her parenting techniques! She also revealed they have a "no-media household" in which her kids don't watch TV. To me, this is more "unconventional" than the family bed. What a weirdo!!