The Differences Between a Silky, Scrunchy, and Crunchy Mom

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Being in the crunchy category for moms seems to be a lot more common than I realized. Of course there are others who think they’re crunchy, but are actually more scrunchy than anything. Then there are the silky ones who try not to worry about a whole lot and just live it up! So which one do you think you are?

One of my friends loves to talk about all the different discoveries she’s made. She wants to be considered “fully organic and all natural,” knowing all the ins-and-outs of things that could be helpful and harmful for your child.

Sometimes I can’t help but laugh when my friend and I go out to eat and she orders the most fatty, delicious looking meals on the menu, regardless of how unhealthy it is. She’s a perfect example of a mom who truly loves the idea of being crunchy, but realistically fall into the scrunchy category.

What is a Crunchy Mom?

Crunchy - Bum Genius Cloth Diapers

Crunchy – Bum Genius Cloth Diapers

In layman’s terms, a crunchy mom is a mom who practices natural living. She is an advocate of natural birth, non or selective circumcision, not vaccinating, baby wearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, homeschooling, organic and green living, etc.

What is a Scrunchy Mom?

A scrunchy mom wants their child to live in a more natural, organic environment, but can’t quite commit to all the activities and practices involved in being a crunchy mom. So they do some, but not all of it. They are in between crunchy and scrunchy.

Silky - Green, disposable diapers by The Honest Co.

Silky – Green, disposable diapers by The Honest Co.

This is the category I think I fall right into, because I have a very low tolerance for pain and wanted to have a fully medicated c-section. I also have not gotten my son vaccinated.

We had been co-sleeping, but also graduated into an independent bed in his own room. We didn’t use cloth diapers, but I did make sure all of his diapers were non-chlorine. He hasn’t been circumcised and I did practice babywearing and prefer organic food, but sometimes do binge on non-organic treats. I’m also a major label reader.

What is a Silky Mom?

Silky - Pampers Diapers

Silky – Pampers Diapers

A silky mom bottle feeds part or full-time, uses disposable diapers, pro-circumcision, pro-vaccination, takes all advice from medical professionals, don’t care too much about labels and usually buys products based on convenience. Homeschooling is usually not an option. Silky moms aren’t too bothered about being green or living an organic lifestyle either.

So … which category do you think you fall under?