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21 Baby Old Wives’ Tales That Will Make You Giggle

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 old wives tales about babies! Get ready to laugh and gasp with this round up of baby folklore advice.

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A DOG’S LICK

Letting a puppy lick the baby’s face after eating prevents illness.

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.

TURN YOUR OUTIE BELLY BUTTON INTO AN INNIE

If your baby has an “outie” push the stub in with an egg and tape a quarter or silver dollar to the belly button and bury the egg. In a week, take the money off and the baby will have an innie.

DRY UP YOUR BREAST MILK

If you are trying to dry up breast milk, express some milk into a glass, pour the milk on a rock, and when the milk drys from the rock, your milk will be dried up.

BATHE YOUR BABY IN GUINNESS

Bathe your baby in Guinness Stout to help nourish his skin.

DON’T LET YOUR BABY LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Never let a baby under 1 year old see his reflection–it will take his soul.

DON’T WASH BABY’S CLOTHES BEFORE IT’S BORN

Never wash the baby’s clothes before it is born; it is bad luck to wash them.

CRY BABY

A new baby has to cry a certain amount or his lungs won’t develop.

DON’T TICKLE A BABY’S FEET

If you tickle a baby’s feet, it will make it stutter.

WHIPPING EGG WHITES FOR BETTER BONES

If you whip egg whites to a foam and rub it on your babies ankles and knees it will make their bones stronger and they will walk sooner.

A BABY THAT CAN SING

Rub apple on a baby’s tongue so he can sing well.

YOUR BABY’S FUTURE

To learn about your baby’s future, place books, few coins and a bottle in front of him. If he reaches for the books – he’ll be a scholar. If he reaches for the coins – he’ll be wealthy. If he reaches for the bottle – he’ll be a drunk.

BURN THAT DIAPER

Burn the first dirty diaper, and the child will have no stomach cramps.

IRONING BOARDS ARE BAD LUCK

Putting a baby on an ironing board is bad luck.

FRESH RABBIT BRAINS!

To ease teething, rub the baby’s gums with fresh rabbit brains.

PUT BABY IN THE RAIN

A fretful child can be calmed by holding her out in the rain for a few minutes.

BLOW SMOKE IN A BABY’S EAR

Blow smoke in a baby’s ear to put him to sleep.

SLEEP SMILING

A baby who smiled in his sleep is listening to angels.

STORMY NIGHT

A child born on a stormy night will be nervous.

MANURE IN THE BABY’S SHOES

To make a child grow tall, put manure inside the baby’s shoes.

KISSING THE SOLES OF A BABY’S FEET

On your first visit to a new baby, kiss the soles of her feet for good luck.

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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