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The Weirdest Advice People Give For New Parents

"The best way to get them to sleep is giving them a lettuce bath."

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Congrats! You've just welcomed a beautiful baby into this world! There is nothing like the joy of being a new parent. Somehow though, your baby becomes everyone else’s baby and the advice your friends, loved ones, and complete strangers you meet on the playground give can be a little over the top.

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There's one question any new parent is not really sure how to answer, “Can I give you some advice?” Whether you know what you're doing or have absolutely no idea, this question is like opening a door and not knowing what you're walking into.

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You have those random people that you meet at a party who think they know the ins and outs of parenting.

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Of course there's grandma's unique remedies for every single problem you might face.

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And sometimes you want to take a mental break from motherhood but your girlfriend cannot stop talking about the dos and don’ts of parenting.

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"Don't let her sleep with a white noise machine. She'll become addicted and become and insomniac like me."

But just remember, true friends are the friends that parent you on how to parent.

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Sometimes the advice you're given won't always be clear...

...Or safe.

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And you'll start to feel like people don’t believe in you and your parenting skills. But try and remember it’s all coming from a place of love…

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…And once you’ve had enough practice...

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…You’ll be ready to share that love with someone else.

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