GIVEAWAY: Things You Should Never Say to a New Parent

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Happy Monday, everyone!

Today we’re kicking off the week with a little Rockabye Baby Etiquette 101. (By the way, if you haven’t read the “How to Hold Other People’s Babies” post, you must!) The lesson of the day is simple: Sh*t you should never say to a new parent.


  1)   “Your baby is really cute . . .” if you don’t mean it. We may not be getting much sleep, but when you become a parent, it’s like your BS radar goes up a notch. So if you’re not being sincere when showering our kid with compliments because you feel obliged to, we’ll know. And those fake smiles . . . save ’em. 2)   “Are you getting much sleep?” No. But you know that already so don’t remind us that we aren’t. And you probably don’t want to spend the short amount of time you have our undivided attention talking about how little sleep we’re getting, right? 3)   “Are you free fill in the blank night?” During the early months, seriously, there is no “free” time and when there is, it’s likely spent doing things like catching up on sleep, eating uninterrupted and, you know, showering. 4)   “You look good . . .” if you don’t mean it. See #1. But it’s nice of you to say so. I personally think I look better sleep deprived, but my husband looked like a wreck. A loveable wreck, but if you’re someone who is used to an average of 7-8 hours of sleep a night, well, good luck! 5)   “Why don’t you fill in the blank . . .” Frankly, if you’re thinking of saying anything to a new parent that starts with those 3 words, best to reword in a different way. One of the most annoying things we could do without is all the unwanted advice. Yes, we probably vent about all the things that are bothering us because of #3, but sometimes we just want someone who doesn’t (lovably) spit, poop or pee on us all day. Now, if we actually ask you, pointedly, your help on something, please share! 6)   “Will you have another?” Um, how about you try asking after we’ve survived the first year.

 Now, it’s your turn….

What are things YOU think you should never say to a new parent? 

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  • My mother told me this: "You’re gonna feel liks you’re in jail once the baby is here. :)

    Shannon Murphy on
  • I think he’s/she’s hungry. Are you sure you’re feeding her enough?

    So annoying. It’s like, "no b*tch, I starve my baby for fun. -_ What is wrong with mother-in-laws or sisters? Of course I feed my baby. He gets stomach problems (acid reflux) and over feeding causes it to worsen. I’ve read, although this is ny first baby, I know what I’m doing. Anyway I love your music. My Instagram name is @Magickal_thoughts and I’ve posted pics of your music before. Thank you.
    Also, Do you change his diaper enough? Is another one.
    And do you clean him enough is a third.

    Shannon Murphy on
  • “Let me know if I can help/if you need anything” This is great, if you mean it. If you aren’t willing to wash dishes, fold laundry, or vacuum the house don’t bother to offer your help.

    Jen on
  • My babies all slept through the night from 4 weeks old; you must be doing something wrong.

    Deborah on
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps… Yeah right, so should I cook when the baby cooks, clean when the baby cleans and do laundry when the baby does laundry too?

    Adrianna Simms on

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