Oh god I have so many.
From the girl who was replacing me at work: "you do know that when the baby comes out, it can rip open your vagina?" But she's also the idiot who told me I was too young to have bought a house, be married and having a baby at 23. Perhaps it was coming from a place of jealously because she was older than me, single and living with her parents.
From mum: "don't lift your arms above your head! You'll strangle the baby!"
From dad: "'they' say that you should let a baby cry a little bit more each day, that way they learn you're not going to drop everything whenever they cry." I responded with "well 'they' are giving outdated and dangerous advice. Too much crying releases stress hormones which can cause irreversible brain damage. Plus, why wouldn't I respond to my crying newborn?" That shut him up quickly lol.
From MIL - basically everything that comes out of her mouth ;-)
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23-04-2014 20:19 #41
23-04-2014 20:37 #42
Not advice per se, but my best uninvited opinion came from this old bird on my bus who told me that I was everything that's wrong with Australia. Being teen mothers and immigrants, apparently. Given that I was 32 at the time, I took it as a compliment and ignored the other...
23-04-2014 20:38 #43
My Granny's next door neighbour told her that newborn babies only need three feeds a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. That's all she fed her baby :-( This was before my time I think but the story horrified me and still does.
23-04-2014 20:44 #44Senior Member
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23-04-2014 20:52 #45
DS was 8 months old and was mouthing a spoon at a restaurant and mil said we should ask for some honey to help with his teething. When I politely declined because of the botulism that honey can carry, she told me "there is just as much germs on that spoon as there is in honey!"
I also hate the advice I've heard so many times that cuddling your newborn will "spoil" them
23-04-2014 21:08 #46
Gold. Pure gold.
23-04-2014 21:09 #47
In contrast ds2 nipped,me once and is almost three and has never bitten since).
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23-04-2014 21:10 #48
23-04-2014 21:19 #49
Mil told me several times to give dd formula when she was just a few weeks old because I didn't have enough milk. Total rubbish as dd was putting on weight just fine. When mil sister came to visit she said the same thing too. Lucky I didn't listen to them.
23-04-2014 21:23 #50
My nanna told me to give ds blackcurrant juice instead of breastmilk if he wanted to feed frequently when he was 4 weeks old. Supposedly he would get too fat guzzling milk all the time but juice is ok
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