3 silly little things I wish someone told me ...

Carly - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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What are 3 things you wish someone told you before you had a baby? I don't mean big earth-shattering things, I mean silly little things that seem completely insignificant until you have a bub. Share your wisdom and maybe it will help another mum out there. Here are my 3:

1. Banana stains everything horribly and usually permanently, unless you wash it out straight away. Who has time to do that??

2. Bibs that do up with velcro are useless once your bub is old strong enough and smart enough to pull them off. Get the one-piece bibs with an elasticated hole to put their head through. Can't pull those off!

3. Don't buy a cane chair for the nursery. After you spend 20 minutes feeding/singing/reading/rocking bub off to sleep, you go to stand up and the chair creaks loud enough to wake the dead and you're back where you started with a wide awake baby.

What are your 3 things???

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Kate - posted on 09/08/2009

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1) If you don't think you have enough milk and baby keeps crying, it is OK to give her some formula to find out if that is the cause
2) Don't buy a wooden change table, get one of those ones with the raised sides and pockets out of reach
3) Buying baby clothes of Ebay is a cheap fantastic option, I learned that one in time on me own!

Tammie - posted on 09/07/2009

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Don't store your sanitary napkins behind the toilet seat. They find them and use them for football pads.

Sharon - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Joy :

1) You can sweep your kitchen floor 100 times and vaccuum your carpet 100 times but Cheerios live forever. They hide and show up AFTER you've cleaned. And then, of course, you find them by stepping on them and grinding them into a powder which stays in your carpet forever.

3) Baby wipes are awesome and even after he's potty trained I will continue to buy them for myself :)





Your #1 is true for broken christmas ornaments too.



 



#3 same goes for diaper rash ointment.  My oldest is 14yrs and the youngest is 7yrs and I have the wipes warmer plugged in the bathroom.

Kate CP - posted on 09/07/2009

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1. You will have to do laundry every day for years. There will not be one day where the washing machine will not run.

2. Training pants are the hardest thing to keep on a toddler.

3. Buy ear plugs.

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1) You can sweep your kitchen floor 100 times and vaccuum your carpet 100 times but Cheerios live forever. They hide and show up AFTER you've cleaned. And then, of course, you find them by stepping on them and grinding them into a powder which stays in your carpet forever.



2) Getting peed on by a baby is good for the skin. That's my theory anyhow...since it happened to me so many times I HAD to find a silver lining lol



3) Baby wipes are awesome and even after he's potty trained I will continue to buy them for myself :)

Lisa - posted on 09/07/2009

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1.Never ever let the baby sleep with you if you and your Husband enjoy time together. It was one of the hardest things to stop after it started. 2.Keep the baby on a schedule for sleep. This will allow you to Get things done. 3. No one ever told me do not rock the baby all the way to sleep. I had one of my 5 enjoy it so much that as soon as thier head hit the bed they looked up smiled and cried for more. Bed time really needs to be ritualistic. food, bath, story then put to bed and say good night and walk away.

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