Most people have at least one guilty pleasure or partake in something they know isn't exactly great for them. Basically, it's totally normal to have a bad habit (or two). Once you become a parent, however, you leave most of your questionable life choices in the past. But, unlike biting your nails or chewing with your mouth open, there are actually quite a few common parenting habits you don't realize are killing you. I'm not talking about turning into a meth manufacturer to save your family from debt, a la Walter White. I'm talking about everyday habits that are harmful mentally and physically.
If you think back to the first few months after you became a parent, you can probably name a dozen unsafe things you did. You likely deprived yourself of sleep, missed out on meals, and tweaked your hygiene routine to care for your baby. And, if you find habits hard to break, you still might partake in these things even though your baby is in the kid stage. Unfortunately, in doing so you could unknowingly be setting yourself up for a real health and wellness disaster. So if you're curious as to whether or not your typical parenting habits are potentially killing you, read below to learn how to put yourself on a better, healthier path.