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I don’t know what it is about a pregnant woman, but it seems like once people see her beautiful baby bump, they flock to her with a sack full of unsolicited advice like they’re moths to a flame. Seriously, people will come out of the woodwork trying to share their two-cents on something baby-related. It’s nuts! My two-cents it that it’s so important to try and remember that every pregnancy and every baby are different, so comparing them isn’t particularly fair or helpful. 🙂
Even though it may or may not be wanted, sometimes the advice is actually pretty helpful. From my experience, though, a lot of the random acts of parenting advice are either off-putting, irrelevant, comical (in a bad way) or sometimes just plain weird.
Honestly, I’ve forgotten a lot of the terrible advice that I received during my pregnancy. This mom-brain doesn’t have room for that kind of unnecessary baggage, ya know! But I do recall always wanting to majorly roll my eyes when people would tell me to “sleep while the baby sleeps”. Instead of working up the energy to tell those people how impractical and unrealistic that is, I would just nod my head and smile. But seriously, y’all. Let’s just stop offering that “advice” to new parents. It’s pretty tired (no pun intended), and unless you’re offering to come clean my house and do all of the other chores while baby and I both nap, I’m not listening.
On a more positive note, one piece of advice that was actually really helpful to me was to consider adding multiple brands of pacifiers to my baby registry instead of sticking to just one brand. I was a MAM baby myself, and I assumed that my child would probably be no different, but I had no idea what she’d prefer, and it’s best to not assume! But sure enough, she rejected every brand of pacifier except MAM’s. She’s one smart little cookie! I’m glad I listened to that advice and gave her the option of other pacifiers, though. The child can’t help that she has impeccable taste! 😉