Mom to Mom: Best Baby Advice
Sometimes the best gift when it comes to Baby-to-be, isn’t the latest gadget – it’s sage advice. These moms share the guidance that really and truly helped them along the way.
Go With Your Gut
“Go with your gut. Don”t feel bad calling the pediatricians at 3 in the morning if you have a question. That’s what they signed up for.”
- Meridith D.
“When your family and friends offer to help you or babysit – accept the offer! It is important to get a little ‘me time’ and time to be husband and wife as well as mommy and daddy.” - Lyndsey H.
Wash and Wear
“Wash all of the baby clothes beforehand and try them on frequently – my son, West, missed a couple of cute outfits because he grew too fast!”
- Jen F.
This Too Shall Pass
“The best advice was from my friend, Barbara, and it was to always remember that everything is just a phase and it will pass. I chant it like a mantra because it is so true!” - Cat S.
“Swaddle, swaddle, swaddle! I didn’t get why I was gifted so many swaddling blankets or what the big deal was until my son arrived. It seems to be the best thing so far for a 13-day-old baby!” - Kannie L.
Baby, Can I Borrow...
“Baby wipes get deodorant off of black dresses and baby shampoo is a great eye makeup remover. I still use that one daily!” - Jen H.
“So far the best advice or bit of information that has been the most helpful for me is to understand that no baby/kid is the same. They all do things in their own time so don’t compare where your child is to where another is. I didn’t always listen to this in the moment but it is true.”
- Chenoa S.
Do Your Thing, Dad
“Mommies do things differently than daddies, but the baby will still turn out just fine. Let daddy do his thing. Seriously, I think that”s saved our marriage, or I’d be a terrible nag right now.” - Julie S.
Trust Your Instincts
“The best advice is to take all advice with a grain of salt. No one is an expert and every kid is different. Nobody has all the answers so no matter how insistent they are, trust your instincts!” - Linda R.
Bite Your Tongue
“Even if the diaper falls off when your hubby changes the baby, don’t say anything negative. Otherwise, you”ll be on diaper duty forever! And if you have a choice of morning drop-off or evening pickup at the babysitter’s – take the morning!” - Jane F.
You Will Survive
“Don’t worry, you can’t die from sleep deprivation.” - Barbara R.