So my LO isn't even born yet but the 'helpful' advice has already started, it's not that I'm averse to people offering advice if it's useful but why do people feel the need to tell you obvious things, do they think I'm an idiot? Most of these are from my Mum and MIL:
- Don't forget to put a protector on the cot mattress in case baby has an accident.
- You have to wash the new sheets and clothes before you use them.
- do you know they make baby hangers, you'll have to remember to get some because baby clothes won't fit on adult hangers.
- Are you sure you've bought the right sizes in clothes, do you even know what all the sizing means, here let me explain it to you.
These are just the helpful gems I got yesterday! I just smiled and nodded or answered in a non confrontational way like "yes thanks, I've already bought a mattress protector/ baby hangers" but is there any other way to respond to put a stop to this before bub arrives? Or is that just wishful thinking? I can only imagine how much worse it's going to get.