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If you could tell a new mom one thing, what would it be?

i am a mother of 1 little girl and one new baby on the way, so this time is alot different.
mine would be...
don't waste your money on infant car seats and cribs. try to get the cribs that are 4-in-1 and the convertible car going to spend a little more money but it will last a lot longer.

what's yours?

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Asked by Lovin_mybaby5 at 2:50 PM on Feb. 16, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • the best possible one would be "don't feel bad for not wanting to breastfeed" too many new moms are forced into it or are made to feel like shit for not wanting too. if you wanna formula feed then go for it, you'll be a damn good mother

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:53 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I would say: try cloth diapers- they are a lot easier than you would ever imagine. Also, do NOT use a crib bumper or crotch-dangling baby carrier.

    Answer by bloomsr at 2:54 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Don't play with your baby right after he/she eats or their meal might end up in your mouth or on your

    Answer by Patience909 at 2:54 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • patience -------haha I have had that happen too many times with my dd

    Comment by Lovin_mybaby5 (original poster) at 2:55 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • People will give you all sorts of unsolicited advice. Some might be good. But if some is bad (goes against your philosophy of parenting) there is nothing wrong with telling the person "no."

    Answer by CraftingMama at 2:56 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • I agree w/ that ,too and don't buy excessive amount of clothes bc, as u know they grown out of them so, fast. One more thing love them to death and have a lot of patience bc, they grow up so, fast too.

    Answer by pswiley at 2:56 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • And I would say to TRY breastfeeding for one month before giving up on it. It's very hard at first- just like everything about parenting is. Moms should give themselves and their babies a good try at breastfeeding before deciding wheather or not they would prefer to do formula.

    Answer by bloomsr at 2:57 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • don't listen to the other moms.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:57 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Go with your gut.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 2:59 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • There is no "perfect" mother.

    Answer by arenad at 3:00 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

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