Have you tried any of these parenting “tricks” featured on Portlandia?
Do you remember when you first found out you were pregnant and you immediately went to Amazon to purchase every single pregnancy book that existed? And then as it got closer to your due date you bought the parenting books that told you how to get your baby to sleep at night, how to breastfeed, how to bathe them, and even how to change their diaper. If you wanted to know how to do it, there was a book that would tell you.
Parenting is tough stuff. Especially when you are a brand new parent. That’s why we go to the parenting books. Because we want the answers from experts. As a new mom, I treated many of those books like they were the bible of parenting. They had all the answers. If I was having trouble with Harlan, I’d go to the books rather than my friends. It’s quite funny at how naive I was.
The vacuum cleaner trick? Totally guilty of that one. I thought it was going to be the answer to my prayers when I wanted Harlan to fall asleep! Tried wrapping her up like a burrito as well only to come back to find her completely out of the blanket. Ah, the joys of being a new parent!
I’ll be happy to say that I didn’t pick up a single book when I was pregnant with Avery and haven’t looked at one since she was born. When it comes to being a parent, it’s much better to trust your gut than trying the latest craze in parenting how-to’s.
.....Ophelia Grace...............Mira Lorne...............Jude Bennett.........Liam Daniel Baines.