Having a new baby, much like being pregnant, is the prime time for people to give advice. Sometimes the advice is truly helpful, other times, not so much. I always assume the advice is well intended (well, unless it’s coming from my mother-in-law, in which case I assume that it’s given to make me feel like an idiot) and never turn down people who want to help, but I freely admit that I don’t use a lot of it.
It’s not that the advice isn’t good, it’s simply that every baby and every family is different and what works for some doesn’t work for all of us. While I totally respect all these ideas and the people who suggest and follow them, these are the 10 most common pieces of parenting advice that we are ignoring.
What pieces of parenting advice do you ignore?