In today’s episode we asked commuters to tell us the best and worst parenting advice they’ve received. After sharing the good and the bad, the girls try their best at answering your calls for advice on things you are dealing with as a mom. From how much money to pay a babysitter, to toy overload advice, and how to talk to your partner about your desire to work the girls share their own opinions on what to do. Plus Karli shares about her first experience with witnessing a car accident happening right in front of her and what happened when she went to help.If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to leave us a rating and review!
Sadie’s Good Advice:
Instead of getting angry, take a picture.
You find what you look for. If you’re looking for the negative, you’ll find it. But if you look for the good, you’ll find it.
The advice people give you is based solely off of their own experiences. So take it with a grain of salt.
Karli’s Good Advice:
“YOU are the best parent for your child.”
Remember that your baby is just trying to communicate with you when they are crying …. Remembering they aren’t crying just to make you frustrated [has] always helped me calm down a little.
GOOD ADVICE GIVEN TO COMMUTERS
My very very favorite parenting advice I was given was to “always make my word good as gold”. For example: you say you’re only doing something one more time, only do it one more time. You say you’re going to be there to pick them up at 3:00? be there to pick them up at 3:00. Always stick to your word as the parent — it shows love and trust between you and your kiddos
Tummy time actually helps your baby burp! Mine are hard to burp and it’s always done the trick.
There is no better mama for YOUR baby than you!
BAD ADVICE GIVEN TO COMMUTERS
“just try again” (in terms of child loss or infertility)
“You don’t need to wipe your kids if they just pee. That’s a waste”
Only give straight purées until 18 months, I had a coworker do that per her moms advice and her daughter ended up with some pretty big sensory, oral-motor and speech delays
Enjoy every moment.
Sleep when the baby sleeps
Don’t wake a sleeping baby
Don’t snuggle your baby too much or they won’t learn how to be independent.
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