Breathing For Two? 10 Most Absurd Parenting Advice No One Should Ever Listen To

Many people tend to just give advice left and right. some of these advice actually makes sense, however there are some pieces of advice you should never listen to. Here are 10 things you should never implement in your life.

Give Them Water

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“Give him water he needs to clear his throat.” Said about a newborn.

Let Them Cry

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“Just let him cry! He needs to strengthen his lungs.”
Original Poster (OP) “are you going to watch him while be cries all day then?”
“No I can’t stand to hear babies sad cries.”
Please make it make sense.

Mobility Issues

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One advice given to a mom with a 4 week old son was, “You need to move his arms or he’ll never learn to use them.” To reiterate, this was a 4 week old baby.

Another got this comment about her son at 6 weeks old, “He should be sitting up by now”. To be fair, this was probably someone who don’t have much experience with babies.

Learning How To Accept Defeat

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One person said, this is the advice they got from their mother. “We pushed all of you guys off the couch onto pillows as a newborn. That way you’ll learn to accept defeat.” This one is a bit scary, if I’m being completely honest.

Developing a Superiority Complex

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“If you put him in a carrier he’ll have a superiority complex. Just looking at adults at eye level all the time.” Can someone explain the logic of this one?

Breathing For Two

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One woman shared a hilarious experience she had while pregnant during a COVID-19 outbreak. She was working a retail job in a large city when this particular COVID outbreak happened, and because she was pregnant and just to be safe, she started to wear masks again.

While working the retail job and wearing a mask while pregnant, she recalls, “I had a customer who was genuinely concerned make the comment “You be careful wearing that mask mama! You’re breathing for two now!”

Needless to say, she was confused. ” I was baffled. I can still breathe just fine here lady with the added benefit of lowering my chances of getting extremely ill. Shocker. Lol”

Giving Soda Early On

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“Give the baby coke in his bottle, he’ll love it. I did it with all my kids,” said a Redditor’s mother-in-law. As a side note, all her children ended up having major, lifelong dental issues.

Teach Him Not To Cry

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One person was given advice never to hold her baby when he cries so that he can learn not to cry. Apparently she was told that “I needed to set the standard for his expectations otherwise he would always be wanting my attention.”

That person was also told not to kiss her baby boy because he’s a boy and he will be spoiled for girls who don’t like affection.

I mean, how wild was that advice?

About Tummy Time, Baby Carriers And More

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A user’s sister-in-law who doesn’t have kids had the audacity to tell her that “If you use a baby carrier instead of a stroller you are going to create a baby with no sense of attachment who will never grow up to be independent” and that “tummy time is dangerous until they’re a few months old. You’re going to cause her to have physical issues by doing this.”

Similarly her mother-in-law who hasn’t had a child since 1989 said, “You need to get bumper pads in the crib so she doesn’t hit her head or get her arm stuck” and “You need to give her water in a bottle right away to keep her hydrated.

The mother-in-law also said, “You shouldn’t use second hand clothing on her. It doesn’t look good and she’s too special for that”

10 Absurd Unsolicited Parenting Advice That No One Listens To

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Have you ever given any of these advice? If you habitually give these advice to new parents, stop. No one’s listening to them.

10 Most Absurd Unsolicited Parenting Advice That No One Listens To

10 Parenting Tips from the 90’s That Are Now Considered Taboo

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The 90s were a time of great change in the world of parenting. Many of the parenting tips and techniques that were popular at the time are no longer followed by new parents today. Here are 10 parenting tips from the 90s that new parents no longer follow.

10 Parenting Tips from the 90’s That Are Now Considered Taboo

These 8 Tips Will Ensure Your Kids Don’t Become Annoying Human Beings

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A woman wonders how to raise children that are not obnoxious, and the responses are insightful.

These Tips Will Make Sure Your Kids Don’t Turn Into Annoying Human Beings

9 Nostalgic Classic Kids’ Toys That Are Banned in the USA Today

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The 80s and 90’s were a time of great innovation and creativity in the world of children’s toys. However, many of these toys were found to be dangerous and were eventually banned in the USA. Here are 9 children’s toys from the 80’s and 90’s that are banned in the USA today:

9 Nostalgic Classic Kids’ Toys That Are Banned in the USA Today

Toddler Tales: 8 Embarrassing Things Toddlers Have Said In Public

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Toddlers are known for their uncensored and sometimes inappropriate comments, especially in public places. From shouting about bodily functions to revealing family secrets, toddlers have a way of keeping us on our toes. Here are some of the most embarrassing things people shared that their toddlers and older kids have said in public.

Toddler Tales: 8 Embarrassing Things Toddlers Have Said In Public

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