Parenting Tips – Sharing Is the Key

One thing new or expectant parents start receiving as soon they start letting people know a baby is on the way, is parenting advice. This advice may come by asking other parents for their tips or unsolicited, which seems to be the most popular.

You know the type, the sweet lady behind the counter at the dry cleaners who keeps giving you tips on how to carry twins. You smile, as you have told her numerous times, there is just one baby in there. The mom who says you should have this type of stroller, and only this type. What to eat, drink and when to feed the baby advice. The list is endless.

After some time, you may do a silent eye-roll or two when these tips are shared, but the truth is, in the fray of some crazy advice, you will find that someone along the way gave you a tip that becomes a lifesaver, a gift. And you'll be thankful.

We asked a few mamas, what was the best parenting tip someone shared with you? Here are some of our favorites.

Take those date nights early.

It’s okay to cry.

Size up diapers overnight.

Trust your gut.

Wait out the rough periods.

Feed your baby the same foods you are eating.

Chic decor goes a long way.

Exercise patience.

Hang in there if you’re breastfeeding.

Own your own motherhood.

It’s okay to ask for help.

No need to tip-toe.

Everything is a phase.

Early bedtime is key.

Always have a diaper.

Label their medicine.

Don’t buy too much.

Whether you take parenting tips with a grain of salt or write them down for the future, know that most advice given to you as a parent is coming from a genuine place. This is the beauty of parenting; we're all in it together. And as I mentioned earlier, while advice may come to you when you least expect it, there will be that one A-HA moment when you've realized you took one of the many tips you were told and used it. This is all part of the parenting adventure we are all on. Yay for moms!

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