I'm a mother of two, but I still haven't gotten used to the grating sound of a crying baby, especially if it's not my own. But I'm also a decent human being, and I've learned not to kick a new parent when they're down. I would never dream of writing an anonymous note to complain about a crying baby, like this passive-aggressive neighbor did.Read Full Story
The hospital is supposed to be a safe haven for your newborn baby, considering that the vast majority of mothers birth in hospitals. The last thing a new parent wants to hear is that their infant has been exposed to a serious illness when they are most vulnerable.Read Full Story
Asking someone to hold her baby was something I never thought twice about before I became a parent. I always assumed it was the highest form of a compliment. "Hi, I don’t know you that well, but it is clear that you have a very good-looking baby. Can I prove how much I mean this by putting my germy paws on him? With the potential to bolt and abduct your baby at any moment? OK, thanks."Read Full Story
Here’s a question you might not find in your new parent handbook: Is it OK to take your baby to a bar with you? If your initial reaction is to recoil in horror at the thought of such terrible parenting, that’s perfectly normal — but hear me out. Taking a baby to a bar as a new parent is a great idea. It gives you the chance to go out in public to reclaim your sanity, without having to pay for a babysitter.Read Full Story
Take it from all of the sleep-deprived out there: Whatever you think you’ve learned about babies by reading parenting books will not be available for recall anywhere in your brain once your newborn finally arrives.Read Full Story
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