Buzz·Posted on Jan 2, 2015What's The One Thing You Wish You Were Told Before You Had Kids?Share what you've learned with parents-to-be!by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink When you're about to become a parent people give you a lot of advice, and it can be pretty overwhelming. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox Of course, once you have kids you discover there are a lot of things no one told you that you really wish they had. Stuff like: 1. Trust your instincts! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF E! If your gut tells you something, listen. You have a better idea of what you're doing than you realize. 2. You don't need nearly as much baby gear as it seems. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Start with the basics, then add stuff as needed. But you probably won't ever need most of the suggested items. 3. You will never go to the bathroom by yourself again. someecards.com There's not much you can do to stop this, but it's nice to be forewarned. 4. Do not, I repeat, do NOT let your kids start watching Caillou. Treehouse TV People make jokes about Barney, but he's not the real enemy. 5. "Don't buy a new couch anytime soon." Flickr: jamiecat / Via Creative Commons Or, if you must buy a couch, search for one that is easy to clean over all else. So tell us: What do you wish you were told before you had kids? Getty Images/iStockphoto ChrisBoswell Share your best tips in the comments below and your wisdom may appear in a BuzzFeed article!