So more experienced mamas are probably more used to this than I am (as a first-time mama to a 3.5 month old) but I have been shocked and amazed at the number of people and comments that come flying outat you when you have a baby. From your mother, to the cashier at the grocery store, to an old man on the street! I mean, I understand when people are well-intentioned but sometimes I wish I could just hit a MUTE button. A waitress told me I should give her solids! A 10 year old relative told me very passionately that I need to give her a pacifier.
So mamas... just for fun...what unwanted 'advice' or comments do you hear too much of or have been shocked by?
#3 "You really shouldn't hold her so much! She'll never learn to be independent and you're spoiling her."
#2 "You're feeding her again??!" [Looks at clock] "but didn't she just eat??!"
...and #1 "Crying is good for babies... it opens up their lungs!"
If I had a nickel for everytime I hear that last one and for how much it aggravates me... oh my gosh! Just had to vent. So let me know yours... I can't wait to read!