Crunchy Mom | What is it…am I one?

Crunchy Mom | What is it…am I one?

I’ve seen this term floating around on a few different mommy blogger social media pages; the Crunchy Mom. Now, before taking any interest in anything baby related (because let’s be real, if you don’t have a baby you probably don’t give a rats ass about baby related content) I had no idea this term even existed.

I feel ashamed to say that I had to look up the term…and to save you the hassle of figuring out what the heck a Crunchy Mom is, I’ve done the work for you!

So, what’s a Crunchy Mom???

A Crunchy Mom is a mother who believes in and practices living 100% naturally, for example: using cloth diapers instead of disposables. They believe in eating Organic, they do not believe in vaccinating, they believe that there are a few products that could be considered holy grail (coconut oil!) They exclusively breastfeed (there’s no other option.) And they believe in a completely natural childbirth… just to name a few things.

Well, that seems a bit extreme doesn’t it?

But there’s more…

WHAT IS A CRUNCHY MOM

There’s a Scrunchy Mom (I kid you not.)

A Scrunchy Mom is a middle-ground between a Crunchy Mom and a Silky Mom (who came up with these terms?) A Scrunchy Mom has beliefs that fall in between each category; like cloth diapering over disposables but still understands that vaccines are important. A Scrunchy Mom may know that eating Organic isn’t always possible and that pain medication is 100% okay during childbirth (or not, it’s your choice!) Basically, a Scrunchy Mom wants to live more naturally but not to the extreme.

And then there’s…

The Silky Mom

A Silky Mom uses disposable diapers, does not breastfeed, never feeds organic, believes in vaccines and doesn’t have any particular interest in living more naturally. A Silky Mom takes advantage of our scientific advancements and modern conveniences.

So where do I fall?

Let’s be honest, the Crunchy Mom is a crazy extreme. I’m 100% on board with living a more sustainable lifestyle but would never even think of refusing to vaccinate my children (there’s a reason we don’t die of the plague anymore… or at least as frequently.) But I do believe that breastfeeding is the most important form of food for a child and unless dire circumstances required it, I would never think of feeding my baby formula.

Therefore it’s safe to say that I’m a scrunchy mom

WHAT IS A CRUNCHY MOM

I think it’s important to note that there’s nothing wrong with the way that anyone chooses to raise their children. I completely understand that we all have different beliefs, backgrounds and circumstances; I hold nothing against someone who uses disposable diapers for convenience or decides to feed their child with formula because it’s their choice.

What type of Mum are you, or do you want to be?
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