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What crazy overprotective new mom things did you do that you look back on now and laugh?

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2014 at 9:43 AM
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7 Neurotic Confessions From Overprotective Moms

by Nicole Fabian-Weber

mom babyOh, new moms. We can be a crazy bunch, can't we? But who can blame us, we just want to keep our babies safe and healthy! And okay, fine, we're a little neurotic.

Looking back at some of the things I did when my daughter was a newborn, I laugh, because wow. Crazytown, USA. But I'm happy to learn that I'm not alone in not being the only overprotective weirdo shortly after giving birth. Can we blame it on the hormones?

I asked a group of my favorite mamas if they did any over-the-top, nutty overprotective things when their babies were first born, and boy did they deliver!

Here are 7 hilariously crazy things new moms did (and, yes, now they're looking back and laughing!).

1. "I had heard horror stories of kids having horrible, throat-closing allergic reactions to eating peanut butter, so the first time I ever gave it to my daughter was in the parking lot of the doctor's office! I must have looked like such a psycho!"

2. "I physically measured the distanced between the monitor and my baby's crib. I heard that a child could get radiation if the monitor was X feet away from them. I had my husband on a ladder, balancing it on books, etc. He found me to be 'unreasonable.' Looking back, he was right."

3. "I know a mom who is INSANE. She has banned all use of cellphones around her child, and she only has wired Internet, which she will only go on for 10 minutes a day."

4. "I slept WITH MY GLASSES ON for, like, the first six months of my older son's life so I would immediately be able to see whether he was breathing in the co-sleeper next to me the second I opened my eyelids. Not the smartest thing I've ever done. Can I blame it on postpartum hormonal weirdness?"

5. "I kept an insanely detailed color-coordinated Excel spreadsheet of everything that went into or came out of my newborn son's body, which I pored over each day like it was the goddamned Da Vinci Code."

6. "I'm embarrassed to even admit this, but I actually boiled the (filtered!) water the first time my son had water. I don't know why I did it -- I guess I was scared of bacteria? After that I snapped out of it, and was like, 'What are you doing, woman?! Making homemade baby water?!'"

7. "When we took our first family trip to Florida, I wouldn't let anyone hold my daughter near the window for too long out of fear that she'd get a sunburn. I mean, obviously, you don't want to keep a baby near a window too long when it's hot and sunny, but I would physically move my father-in-law if he were holding my daughter near the window after five minutes! Cuc-koo!"

What crazy overprotective new mom things did you do that you look back on now and laugh?

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Leissaintexas
by Platinum Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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My dh was the crazy overprotective one,not me. E didn't want me taking my DD to the grocery store because people would touch her and get her sick or someone would kidnap her. I was the kind of mom who would just wipe the paci off on my shirt if she dropped it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 31, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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Bump.... I worked at a daycare for three years before I had my son... poor baby, you'd think he was the seventh forgotten kid.... I licked his paci and gave it back, I let him crawl through dog hair and play in dog water.... he rolled off the couch, and I didn't flip out, I just calmly picked him up and held him....

*Sigh* I almost wish I had that "first time mom"crazy
DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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Nothing, I wasn't a crazy overprotective mother, not even with my first son.

OrganicMomma247
by on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM
I used to flip out over him getting a piece of my hair in his hand. I had heard from another mom after I had him to be careful about him getting hair because it would wrap around his finger and cut off the circulation.

I also had set and alarm for every two hrs because the nurses told me that's when he should be feeding and if he wasn't up I would wake him up to nurse because I was afraid he would starve.

Funny how when you have your second child fears go away; funny looking back now.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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I sat in the back seat of the car and held her head so it wouldn't flop when she fell asleep in the carseat. I slept with the baby monitor two inches from my ear. DH and I took turns sleeping in the room with her until she turned a year. Neither of us spoke about why we were doing it, we just did it.

April620
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:10 AM

I would sanitize the entire grocery cart before putting my dd in it lol

sweetnsassymami
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:24 AM

 I did this too. I had a bottle of lysol and wipes in her diaper bag LOL

Quoting April620:

I would sanitize the entire grocery cart before putting my dd in it lol

 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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What crazy overprotective new mom things did you do that you look back on now and laugh?

I still do everything......actually I am worse now that I have grandkids...I'll let you know IF I ever stop, LOL

thefiregoddess
by MotherDucker on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:26 AM
I used to stay awake and watch her breathe. For days.
supergasper
by Gold Member on Mar. 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM
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Quoting DanaG70:

Nothing, I wasn't a crazy overprotective mother, not even with my first son.

This.  Plenty of people do give me crap though, simply because I insist on having my 5 year old in the proper car seat.  

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