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Stupid advice

What's the stupidest advice someone has given you about parenting?
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Believe it or not some random lady at the mall told me to put vinegar on Sophia's head to get rid of her craddle cap, after all its just like dandruff she told me. I was like "Ok weirdo as soon as I can will do so!" There's many more ofcourse but that one stood out the most since it was a stranger.
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lol @chapina.... I was told ok more like insisted by hubby's parents, and sister to put breastmilk in her eyes so they would stay green because thats what they did with hubby and siblings and thats why their eyes are green.... I didnt want to start an argument so i said ok when she's a little older ill do it....(obviously wasnt gonna) then when I wasnt making anymore milk I intentionally called his mom and told her well her answer was oh great now her eyes arent gonna stay green...not even oh well that's too bad breast milk is best for baby... no she didn't care whether she got all the nutrients she needed she cared whether her eyes were gonna be green or not.. i was soooo pissed... i kinda wish they will turn brown just to shut her mouth....
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Lol... I would be mad too. That sounds like my the hubbys side of the family... the ladies on that side have the craziest ideas, and are not happy to know that I'm not doing what they told (just like you its more like insisted or demanded) to do. Their "advice" went from binding my babie's stomach so she would have an innie to rubbing some tallow on her nose so it wouldn't be flat. I would be like wtf are you serious?
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LOL you ladies have me LMAO!!! i know exaclty what you mean.

im mexican and so is my husband, so we get told to do alot of lil home remedees, lol but  house remedees are not the problem. the problem is that they tell us to do it. or try to say it in a way that i should do it. advice is one thing and telling us to do it is something else! so annoying!!!!
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lol.. its in hispanic blood... we are both colombian and i swear ppl come up with the weirdest things... i wanted to tell her sure let me put some milk on my eyes and see what color they turn... they act like my baby is some kind if experiment...
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Breastmilk in the eyes well Ellie has accidentally gotten that and her eyes are blue. Not surprised since it's been scientifically proven to be genetics and both my husband and I have blue eyes. I'm Jewish and Jewish culture same thing always pushy telling you what to do. Everyone tells me give her formula at night to make her sleep longer and I tell them no. Breastfeeding is best. Breastmilk is more nutritious for my baby so that's what she gets. Never formula. I know it's not what works for everyone but I'm trying to give my baby the best that I can and breastmilk is one of those things I can give so I do
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I haven't really received any crazy advice, but I get REALLY dumb questions/comments all the time because I have twins. My favorite being "aaww, two little boys!" When Carly is dressed full on girly (hair bows, dresses, pink, etc). And I get this ALL the time, "oh how lucky! a boy and a girl, you got it out with one shot!" I just ignore half of it now & if I can't ignore it, I just smile and continue on!
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Brandi yeah I get "what a cute boy" all the time to especially from old people. Im like uuummm she is dressed head to toe in pink and bows what part of that looks like boy?!?
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Same here about strangers and the gender confusion. People will ask "a boy and a girl?" I figured the pink carseats would immediately give it away. I haven't gotten much stupid advice. Something that I thought at the time was stupid was putting vegetable oil on my babies cradle cap to clear it up. Well, I actually tried it and it brushed right out and Madison is not cradle cap free :)
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Today, my husband got the dumbest & rudest comment EVER. We went to Carter's to look for the babies some 9 month summer clothes (little heffers are out growing 6 month clothes already!). I went to use the bathroom & the hubby started talking to a lady that was next to him feeding her baby. He said something to the likes of "we have that same stroller, except obviously ours is a double". She looked at him and said very seriously, "oh, i'm so sorry". Like twins was a burden. He was so dumb founded, he didn't know what to say back! She just walked away right as I was coming out of the bathroom!
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I honestly don't think I have received any stupid advice until today...our neighbor was chatting about what to do when baby starts crawling and I mentioned something about how I had just been telling my husband that we were going to have to start thinking about baby gates for our stairs and our neighbor said, "we just said no to our girls and they stayed away from the stairs."  I guess that's not really advice, except maybe in a passive way, but I'm pretty sure for safety's sake I'll stick with baby gates, thank you very much! :)
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Oh goodness, I can definitely wait for the girls to start crawling..... I totally agree on the baby gates. Especially around the stairs. I don't know how people go without them. I'd be a nervous wreck.
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Yeah I vote for baby gates too even if they know they aren't allowed. They could always trip and fall or what not. Better safe than sorry
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If one more person advises me to give Annabelle formula at night, I might just smack them. First, she sleeps at least 10 hours every single night and has for a month now (8-9 hours the month before that), so clearly she's not hungry. And second, I do not flippin' want to give her formula. Geesh.
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lol thr!! and yea i agree with baby gates too... i dont have stairs but will definitely be using one to keep her out of the kitchen when i am cooking!!
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I had a mom of 10 month old twins tell me, "oh it gets WAY when they're this age!" And I honestly thought she was on something. I personally think it's going to be much harder when they're moving and into everything versus me being able to contain them in one area & not have to worry about them going anywhere.
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Trh I get that all the time too what is wrong with people?!  And people keep telling my husband "well you have to switch to formula at some point". :P
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I have no idea. I honestly want to tell most people to mind their own business. Seriously. I don't tell others how to raise their child. Unless I ask for an opinion, I don't want it. I have a select few friends I trust for advice (you being one, of course!) and my pedi. Other than that, I am not really interested in unsolicited advice.
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They have a shirt @ Target for little girls that says "MY MOM DOESN'T WANT YOUR ADVICE" :)
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YEA BRANDI  totally wanted that I saw that onsie at target too love it!

Awe trh you are too sweet :)
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I saw it too and was gonna get it except they didnt have it in her size at the target i went to...lol
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Not stupid advice, but stupid comments (again) for me...a lady at Penney's was seriously arguing with me that my twins are identical, not fraternal. I just wanted to smack her. I'm only their mom, but apparently that's not good enough to know that they're fraternal.
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Geez that's crazy!  
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1328636_tn?1389370992
WOW on the identical/fraternal twins thing!  Some people.
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