Ever been given awful advice on how to care for your baby by a family member or friend?
Of course you have.
Bad advice from family and friends is sort of like a rite of passage into motherhood.
I can guarantee than you WILL get told that your breasts are not good enough to feed your child simply because darling little baby Peter has fed for the 3rd time in one hour. (AKA growth spurt)
Or you WILL get told that your little bundle of love is manipulating you because she dared to cry out for her mama as soon as you put her down.
And I can guarantee that you WILL want to punch this family member/friend in the face for being incredibly unhelpful. But I can also guarantee that actually punching them probably isn’t a good idea.
People always want to put their 2 pence in and they probably think that their advice is exactly what you need to hear or that because it worked well for them and their children seemingly ‘turned out fine’ that it WILL work for you.
( I don’t know about you but I want my child to turn out more than fine)
So thanks to the family member or friend who thinks they are trying to be helpful but are failing miserably. Instead of handing out unsolicited advice just offer a sympathetic smile and ask what you can do to help.
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