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Batshit crazy parenting advice

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NameChangedNoImagination · 30/05/2019 20:59


My MIL has just told me if I stop breastfeeding my child for one night then I can never breastfeed again or my baby will die. Confused She was HORRIFIED to see me breast feeding DD today having bottle fed her last night.

Someone please tell me I'm not alone receiving batshit crazy 'advice?

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Pippinsqueak · 30/05/2019 21:01

Obviously B.S.C

kaytee87 · 30/05/2019 21:02

What??!! What was her explanation?

Pippinsqueak · 30/05/2019 21:02

Sorry posted too soon, I was told if I feed my daughter to sleep through her sleep regression then il ruin her sleep forever

NameChangedNoImagination · 30/05/2019 21:25

kaytee87 that's what her mother told her apparently. Jeez.

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Singlenotsingle · 30/05/2019 21:29

OMG! I've never heard that before! Grin

threesenoughthanks · 30/05/2019 21:34

When my eldest started secondary school she won an award for getting in the top 10 highest reward points. Feeling very proud I rang and told my mum who said " don't let her get too swotty or she'll lose all the friends she has made".

NameChangedNoImagination · 30/05/2019 21:35

don't let her get too swotty or she'll lose all the friends she has made


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Thatsnotmyname4291 · 30/05/2019 21:40

Just today I heard a new mum being told that the reason her son has tongue tie is because she took her vitamins so well. As in, too much folicacid. Is this a thing or batshit crazy?!

BuntyCollocks · 30/05/2019 21:50

thatsnot actually there is evidence coming out that links increased folic acid uptake with an increasing amount of tongue ties

ipswichwitch · 30/05/2019 22:37

I was told that carrying DS1 (with terrible reflux and constant vomiting) about so much when he was a baby meant I was “making a rod for my own back” and that I’d “never, EVER be able to put him down again”. I can safely say, he’s now 7 and I don’t have to carry him anywhere at all now🙄

DuggeesWoggle · 30/05/2019 22:42

My MIL was asking about potty training and I had said DS wasn't yet giving any real indications that he'd done a wee or poo (he was still quite young). She said 'can't you smell it on his breath?' Confused She was adamant that all her 3 had funny smelling breath right before they did a poo. Which I don't doubt Hmm but funnily enough I didn't spend that much time with my head close to DS' mouth on the offchance I could smell a potential poo!

grumpyyetgorgeous · 30/05/2019 22:48

A certain "baby whisperer" type book was the most batshit advice I got..... wake baby up, make baby sleep, iron baby's vests wtf?!? Made an otherwise easy baby seem much more difficult!

Empra123 · 30/05/2019 22:49

According to my SIL I was doing my children irreparable harm by not having a television downstairs.

Another of her gems was that modern children stay up later. My retort was on the lines of shame modern schools haven't changed their starting times to allow for that. Since they haven't I'll keep putting my children to bed at a sensible time

Breezy1985 · 30/05/2019 22:52

My sons support worker said the same about not having a tv downstairs, no one used it so I got rid of it. Apparently we can't have proper family time without a tv in the front room Hmm

Mooey89 · 30/05/2019 22:53

MIL recently when taking DS out said ‘he won’t need a car seat now will he? He must be nearly at the age where he doesn’t legally have to have one?!

(He’s 5!!!)

Oh! And he shouldn’t drink orange juice because he’s a boy and it interferes with his wee?! Is that a thing??

Katinski · 30/05/2019 22:58

Babies must wear shoes from birth at all times (except when in bed, obv) because otherwise their feet will grow deformed.

Babies have to be tightly bound round their middles to keep their livers in place.

Ds was born in rural Italy in a stinking hot summer.

Aquamarine1029 · 30/05/2019 23:03

If you cuddle and kiss your baby more than 3 times a day, their head will call off.

Everybody knows this, obviously.

supersop60 · 30/05/2019 23:06

Apparently my DP was 'dry' at 15 months.
I find that hard to believe.
Oh, and he also had the MMR vaccine and it never did him any harm in 1963

Hecateh · 30/05/2019 23:14

Some weird crap coming out here and I can't even blame generation. I'm 64 and none of these stupid 'tales' make sense.

The only one I can half sense is the child seats at 5 but that is only because when mine were little 35 yrs ago by 2 they didn't have 'seats' and there were no back seat belts either. BUT even without grandkids I know and agree with what is needed now

Walkamileinmyshoesbeforeujudge · 30/05/2019 23:17

Mil told me my ds's had to have a nappy or pants on at all times or they would get sexual feelings.

Thistles24 · 30/05/2019 23:24

My mum wanted me to tape a £1 coin to DS’ hernia when he was 3 weeks old. I didn’t, and it started to go down itself at 4 months and had completely vanished by 6 months, just like the paediatrician said it would!

Singlenotsingle · 30/05/2019 23:25

I used to drive around with DS in the front seat, aged 3. I don't think we had seat belts then either, 31 years ago. He didn't come to any harm! ( Not that I'd dream of doing it now of course!)

holyham · 30/05/2019 23:29

That dc2 needed to wear shoes to help their feet develop and the bones grow properly.

And that if I was going to feed dc2 ready prepared baby food I should give pouches as they're 'fresher'.

holyham · 30/05/2019 23:32

Another one- this time dc1 and MIL.

I should only feed dc1 Cow and Gate baby food instead of feeding dc1 home made meals. Apparently C&G has been making baby food for 60 years so they know what they're doing. Whereas I didn't.

m0therofdragons · 30/05/2019 23:42

@supersop60 mil swore dh was dry at 12 months. She went on and on about it until I made a joke that he could add it to his CV. I think she must have got the message as she's not mentioned it since then.

I was advised by childless friend to buy toys for dtds that they can share because they've only ever known life with each other so they will be able to share naturally! Pahahaha nope, toddler sees, toddler wants, toddler screams "MIIIIINE!"

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