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21 Baby Old Wives' Tales That Will Make You Giggle

By Molly Thornberg |

That old lady told me to do what to my baby?

That old lady told me to do what to my baby?

Want to learn how to dry up your breast milk?

Do you know how to turn your baby’s outie belly button into an innie?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck manure in your baby’s shoes?

Why would you feed a baby fresh rabbit brains?

These questions are answered by good ol’ ’ old wives’ tales about babies! Get ready to laugh and gasp with this round up of baby folklore advice.

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Baby Old Wives Tales - Baby Folklores That Will Make You LOL

Don't Cut a Baby's Hair Before His First Birthday

If you cut a baby's hair before his/her first birthday, they will have "bad" hair.
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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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10 thoughts on “21 Baby Old Wives' Tales That Will Make You Giggle

  1. K says:

    Putting a baby on an ironing board is bad luck? I think putting a baby on an ironing board is foolish.

  2. Alley says:

    lol, I tend to remember my mom having some sort of belief in that “tickle your baby’s feet and he/she will stutter”… she borderline instilled that fear in me! And that’s a cute one, about sleeping smiling babies listening to angels :) Nothing would surprise me.

  3. bakingsuit says:

    I’m with K, it’s just foolish.

    But the one about the dog and angels make sense :-)

  4. Agata says:

    My mom came to visit when my son was 2 weeks old and she told us that. It didn’t stop us, lol. Also why would you put a baby on a ironing board?? I also like the sleeping angels one, it is cute and I see no reason not to believe that!! Some of these were really gross and disturbing.

  5. kay says:

    the one about blowing smoke in the babies ear may calm him because he may have an earache it doesnt have to be smoke any warm air will work not just with a baby but kids and adults too

  6. nancy says:

    smoke in the ear was for an ear ache

  7. Andi says:

    my grandma was adamant that we not cut my sons hair till after his first birthday but her reasoning was it would affect his speech. We didn’t believe it but it meant so much to her that we waited for her.

  8. Pamela says:

    Blow smoke in baby’s ear to put it to sleep?! Really?! I am so happy we have wised up over the years. That leads to nothing but ear infections -_-
    Although the angels one is adorable. My son always falls asleep/sleeps with a smile on his face :)

  9. antuanet says:

    I was told I was not to build the crib or get anything ready. Some how its bad luck. I was told if I did I would have a stillborn. And don’t rock the baby swing or basinet while its empty because your baby will die. So silly.

  10. Lo says:

    O i forgot the bunch of nonsense i was told. I gave birth 13 months ago :-)
    I was told all of this and:
    Do not choose a name before the baby being born
    Do not cut your hair while pregnant or he/she will be bold. Trust me, they will NOT.
    Do not air-dry at night the clothes of the baby for the first 6 weeks.
    Do not groom yourself for the first 6 weeks. preferably do not get out of the house :-)
    You know when you have friends visiting the first day and you say goodbye by kissing them when they leave. Don’t do that if breastfeeding. the women will take away your milk…

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