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    Default Responding to stupid advice

    I just reply with 'Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.' Simple, polite & leaves me free to forget about it as soon as the conversation ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    I don't think any of that advice is stupid. People are just trying to help you with their experience.
    I know before my son was born I needed heaps of advice! What's common sense to one person isnt to another.
    The best advice I got was to use pillowcases as bassinet sheets. So simple yet I never thought of it!
    Theres a big difference to helpful advice (like you have described) and advice that goes against the way you want to parent (like insisting you leve a baby to cry if you dont want to).
    This. Without hearing their delivery, that advice just seems nice and helpful. I didn't know much about sizing eg what size would my spawn likely need by summer time.


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