Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Whatever gets youAs a new parent, I have found that everyone is an “expert.” Parenting advice comes spewing at me from every direction like I shut down the containment unit in Ghostbusters. “Don’t pick that baby up too much, you’ll give him separation issues.” “Don’t use baby powder, you should use coconut oil for everything.” “Don’t swaddle that baby, it causes hip dysplasia.” “Don’t blah, blah, blah it does something, something, blah, blah, bliggity blah.” When I mention the “new” methods to my Ma, she looks at me like I’m crazy. “Are you telling ME not to pick the baby up?! We used baby powder on everything. Coconut oil?!? Are you trying to cook the baby? Hip dys, WHAA?! Don’t blah, blah, bliggity ME!! I’m your MOTHER! We didn’t have all this new CRAP when you were a baby. And you turned out just FINE.” Yeh. The Wife would like a second opinion. Continue reading