There are confessions and then there are CONFESSIONS. You won't believe some of the stuff that the members of CafeMom are willing to spill publicly (as long as they don't have to use their real names). Mostly because they know other moms have either done some of them or at least contemplated doing them very seriously. Hey, we are only human!
We're not sure what's more unbelievable -- the confessions themselves or the way some readers reacted to them.
Here are 25 pretty shocking parenting choices moms confessed to making, and some reader reactions. Some you can imagine ... but some may surprise you ...
My son is just about to turn 2 and he has been playing in the bath by himself for about a month now. He likes to take long baths, and it got to the point where I had stuff to do and I got tired of fighting to get him out. So now he takes a bath in the master bathroom while I'm close by in the bedroom folding clothes and picking up his toys. I don't go far, but I don't hover over him, either.
"My almost 3 year old daughter can swim ... so all I have to worry about is her emptying all my shampoo into the tub with her."
"I really think it all depends on the maturity level of the child. Some toddlers can understand and communicate very well, others still seem like little babies. You just have to know your child."
"My daughter is almost 3 1/2 and I wont leave the bathroom for a second when she's in the tub, even if the water is draining out."