What is the best baby advice you ever received?
What is the best baby advice you ever received? Share your answer and join the conversation with Brett Chukerman. Be sure to tune into Connected Life on July 12 for more!
Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. <3
Don’t have any.
I won the gift card for my answer to this question. I’m not sure where to say thank you, so this spot is going to have to do.
The competition was pretty stiff. I am honored to have had my answer chosen out of all of the great submissions.
Thank you, Brett Chukerman, Connected Life and all concerned at HSN!
Now, with my winnings, I’m off to choose an item that can serve me as long and well as that advice has – a little bit of gold.
Hard to make it short. So much detail!
Newborns are unable to talk! They can’t tell you what’s wrong and don’t have the wherewithal to manipulate you. Their only way to communicate is to cry. Babies that are left to cry it out lose trust that they will be taken care of and lose confidence in their ability to affect change. So, always attend to a crying newborn.
Also, as babies grow, they may not be able to verbalize, but they do understand! Acknowlege their feelings. Always allow them to have their feelings. They are little people and have their own opinion. You don’t have to agree.
I am so glad I read this before I had kids. While my parents were fine, there was a lot of yelling, denial of kids feelings (“oh, you don’t mean that” “Youre being silly/ “, “you don’t feel that”, and on. I was on that path until I read a book (sorry, title escapes me).
Now, this is MY tip! When you are shopping with your kids tagging along, (which is boring, and they can’t touch anything), the very minute they start a ruckus, stop the cart and announce that they apparently haven’t learned how to behave in a store. We’ll need to stay another 5/10 minutes to practice behaving. Boy, that got their attention. It was very effective whilst I did my fabric shopping, haha. And when they see an adult imitating their behavior (me stomping my feet, wailing, flinging my head back and forth, they get it). To this day, they laugh about it.
The best advice i ever received is do the best i can and don’t judge myself! So important and true! As a first time mom of 2.5 month old you question yourself so often. Don’t! Mom knowns best!
Well I had four children the best advice is more to love. ♥
Never put a baby to sleep on their stomach and don’t use a blanket to cover them.
You can never show a baby too much unconditional love, they will be a loving, kind person their whole life.
Treats/snacks should be mostly fruits & veggies.
Soft drink/soda/pop is NOT your child’s friend.
( offer good food, not junk food)
Don’t put a baby to bed with a bottle.
Don’t use the TV as a babysitter.
AND READ- READ- READ- books to your baby ! They love it!
Never put a child in a car without a car seat that should be properly installed & put the child in the middle due to if their was an impact on the side not all vehicles are equipped with side air bags. Also please never leave any child in a car not even for a minute in the heat or cold, it only takes less then 5 minutes for a car to reach temps of 137-138 degrees. I broke out a window due to this a Mother leaving her child in a hot car, and the child was limp I thank God everyday that I saved this baby’s life & always remember to tell them before going to bed to tell them you Love them with a kiss, hug & reading to them. They are our future and we all need to watch out for them
Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast. Your housework will wait for you.
When a friend suggested I just put my screaming-for-no-reason infant in a car seat and just sit there with the engine running for a few minutes I thought it was a terrible idea: bad for both the baby and the environment. My husband was more practical though and convinced me to try it so the next time we were desperate for a break from our inconsolable bundle of joy’s protestations we strapped him in, turned on the car and within a minute my little angel was blissfully asleep.
My mom always said “This too shall pass.” I have recited that quote so many times as a reminder nothing lasts forever. From my baby being colicky and fussing all night to the toddler stage when they learn they can be independent and say NO! At the moment it seems like it will never end, but I promise, “This too shall pass”
GEMS, every day ( Genuine encounter moments). Take the time to stop what you are doing and really listen to your child.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. On a humorous but true tip, you are lucky if you get a shower.
Remember they are a blessing from God. Take them to church and teach them to love and obey God. Love them as God loves us and enjoy every minute with them.
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07.17.17 7:28 PM