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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

New Momma welcomes good advice -- it's the crazy stuff that makes her bite her tongue



The things well-meaning people tell you when you first have a baby. Some of what I've heard since my 3653947-2400x1596 daughter arrived this summer has left me scratching my head.

* Look at her ears and hands to see what complexion she'll be.

* She has good hair. (Here we go again. So, what exactly is bad hair?)

* Do you know how to shape her head? (What???)

* Don't hold her too much, you'll spoil her.

* Use olive oil. Extra virgin.(What, is she a salad?)

* Give her some water.

* Babies don't need water. (Well, they don't need too much.)

* Put cereal in her bottle to help her sleep longer.

* Cereal in bottles makes babies too fat.

* Do you bite her fingernails off? (Ouch!?)

Do you remember some of the funny-sounding baby advice/comments people told you? Do share.

-- Dory Knight-Ingram, Times new mom

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]


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