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19 Rookie Mistakes Parents Make

Your baby won't remember any of this... You hope.

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1. Buying too many newborn diapers.

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Babies grow so much faster than you realize that it's all too easy to have stacks of unused newborn diapers even after your baby has entered the next stage.


3. Clipping the tip of your baby's finger when trying to cut their nails.


This will lead to you having an epic “I’m the worst parent ever" meltdown and promising your baby a pony.

4. Letting your baby play with your phone without putting it on guided access.

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It'll take less than five minutes for your baby to delete all of your apps, take 137 photos of the floor, and text "Scdbkbvewvltk.bvw;" to your boss.


12. Putting a recently potty-trained kid into the car without first making them go to the bathroom.

This leads to you playing a fun game where you either a) find a bathroom in 30 seconds, or b) see your kid do an impression of the boy in Billy Madison.


15. Not letting other people help you.


You're paranoid with your first baby, but eventually you realize that most of the people who want to help you have a lot more parenting experience than you do.

18. Accidentally hitting your baby's head on a door frame when carrying them into their bedroom.

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The goose egg they sport for the next week will be your shame, and yours alone.

19. Leaving home and then realizing you didn't bring enough diapers.

This will only happen on days you're visiting the pediatrician or your mother-in-law, just so you can be judged the most harshly.


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