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When Life Hands You Unwanted Advice, Parent On

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What do you do with all that unwanted parenting advice? Parent on!

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There’s just something about becoming a parent that makes you a magnet for advice…from friends, from family, even from strangers.

Sure, some of it is wanted, but frequently it’s not.

I hope that’s decaf coffee since you’re pregnant!

Don’t EVER let your baby cry it out.

Breastfeeding is the only way to ensure your baby will receive the best nutrients.

(Just a few of the gems I’ve heard since becoming a mom.)




As friends of mine have kids, I get asked my opinion on all sorts of topics.

Which formula to use, how to get babies to sleep through the night, how to get toddlers to eat their vegetables, and more…because parenting is just an endless stream of trying to figure out answers to what’s plaguing your child at this moment.

Sometimes I have (hopefully) helpful advice to offer to other moms. Sometimes I don’t.

The thing about advice is that it’s just so personal.

So even if my advice that you should put your baby to bed by 7:00 each night worked for me, it may not work for you.

Maybe you get home from work at 6:30 and you want more than a half hour with your kid.

All I can give you suggestions on are the specific scenarios that I went through with my family.

Want to know how to deal with feeling depressed while breastfeeding? That I can help you with.

Need tips on picking a good bunk bed for young kids? I’ve got you covered.

But there are lots of topics that I can’t speak to.




Like pumping while at work. How to prepare for a natural birth. Parenting multiples.

Those are things I wouldn’t dream of giving advice about. Because I have no freaking clue.

When you’re a new mom, the advice pouring in from all directions can seem overwhelming.

Just remember– no one before you has been in your exact situation with all of your personal variables. So you gotta do what’s best for YOU.

So when life hands you lemons unwanted advice from the woman behind you in the Target checkout lane…Parent On.

You got this.

And if you need a place to recycle all those well-meaning but unwanted tips, Tommee Tippee can help.

 

 

Learn more about the Parent On movement here.

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