Parenting Advice I’ve received…FROM NEW DADS

My dad, raising kids and blowing their minds with yo-yo tricks since 1974.

My dad, raising kids and blowing their minds with yo-yo tricks since 1974.

When we first announced we were preggo I assumed all the advice would flood my way from moms, but in fact it was new dads that reached out the most! And I am so thankful they did. Their candid and honest thoughts have made me feel a million times better about potentially messing up my baby’s life.

So here are a 5 gems of wisdom that have stuck with me from new dads that I so value and appreciate:

1. It’s ok to be scared shitless.

2. Happy parents mean a happy baby.

3. Do your best to not feel guilty or bad about making a decision that benefits you or your baby.  Seriously.

4. The way you mess up your baby is not because you had non-organic towels, it will be whatever your faults are (ie. if you are bad with money, one day your kid will be bad with money). So just try to be the best version of yourself you can be.

5. When your baby is crying, 50% of the time it will be because of gas.

Got any more timeless parenting advice? Please share!

My nephews, and for the record, I think my siblings are doing a bang-up job raising these little ones!

My nephews, and for the record, I think my siblings are doing a bang-up job raising these little ones!

 

2 Responses to “Parenting Advice I’ve received…FROM NEW DADS”

  1. Mark

    Yes. Don’t take advice from other parents. Be yourself, no need to try to be a better version of yourself; that’s bs.

    You are two individuals. Together you’ll make a combination of yourselves, an individual that has never existed on this planet. Sleep, food and love is all you need to be successful. The rest is just gravy.

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  2. Joan Peat

    The best advice I ever heard for a new father is: the greatest gift a father can give his child is to love its mother. The yo yo tricks aren’t bad either!

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