50 Moms Share 5 Words of Advice for New Parents

beautiful babyWe recently asked our Facebook community the question, “If you could share ONLY 5 words of advice (no more, no less) with a brand new parent, what would they be?” The response was overwhelming, with nearly 2500 parents offering their wisdom.

We’ve selected 50 of the most “liked” responses to share with you below. To read all of the many responses and additional comments, check out the original post on our Facebook page!

5 Words of Advice from 50 Parents

1. Stephanie W. – Days are long. Years short.

2. Lindsay L. – Trust yourself and your baby.

3. Kara A. – Keep breastfeeding- it’s worth it!

4. Mandy B. – Don’t listen to anyone else.

5. Christy M. – Trust your instincts. They’re right.

6. Heather S. – You can’t spoil a newborn.

7. Kristyn L. – Co-sleep and breastfeed on demand.

8. Joan H. — Baby does not need perfect.

9. Jessica D. – Say no to infant circumcision.

10. Jamie T. – Sleep when the baby sleeps.

11. Jess R. – Attachment parenting is worth it.

12. Julie J. – Don’t compare yourself to others.

13. Lissette G. – A messy house is okay.

14. Becky G. — Perfection is impossible and unnecessary.

15. Keri R. — Hold them while you can.

16. Michelle K. — Your instincts trump expert advice.

17. Amber J. — This too shall pass…quickly.

18. Lauren J. –  Intact, breastfeed, babywear, love, trust.

19. Allison W. — Don’t worry about the house.

20. Jennifer J. — Hold them when they cry.

21. Melissa F. – Never underestimate a child’s ability.

22. Cynthia W. — You were made for this.

23. Kate M. — Don’t panic, you got this.

24. Amber D. — You cannot spoil a baby.

25. Theresa C. –  Skin to skin solves everything.

26. Jan O. — Sleep well before you conceive.

27. Lynn S. – Listen to your little one.

28. Lori A. — Remember – EVERYTHING is a phase!

29. Jelena Z. — Mother yourself to mother them.

30. Jennifer S. — Learn to nurse lying down.

31. Darjee S. — Breastfeed even though it’s hard.

32. Ashli A. — Follow your heart…not advice.

33. Myriam G. — Greatest thing you’ll ever do.

34. Renay S. — Don’t sweat the small stuff.

35. Destinie A. – Please don’t judge other mothers.

36. Tara H. — Tomorrow they will be older.

37. Laurie H. — Ask for and accept help.

38. Bridget S. — Nap when the baby naps!

39. Shay P. — Babies always mirror your emotions.

40. Amy L. — Lower expectations, enjoy the now!

41. Agnieszka H. — Be very gentle with yourself.

42. Christine B. — Drink in every single drop!!!

43. Jenny K. – Nurse, co-sleep, sing, accept help.

44. Jamie M. — One day at a time.

45. Amber D. — Pumping output doesn’t indicate supply.

46. Denise T. — Don’t freak out over everything.

47. Jamie M. – You are an awesome mom (or dad).

48. Roxanne S. — You’re doing a great job!

49. Rachel C. – You are new now too.

50. Kirsten S. — Put down the parenting books.

What would your five words of advice be?

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