Here are just some (13 to be exact) of the things I have learned in the past two years.*
- Rule # 1 - assume all the rules you remember from being a Mom/Dad are wrong!
- Diapers come in multiple sizes and food is divided into age stages.
- Anything that ties is bad - hats, coat hoods, bibs - bad, bad, bad.
- Bibs all have Velcro now - be sure to attach the Velcro together before putting the bib in the laundry with your good sweater, shirt, etc.
- They are not called play pens ( because you are not confining the child - that might warp their little id), they are Pak n' Plays.
- Everything you will sit the child in will have shoulder harnesses and lap straps (so apparently when they are sitting it's okay to
- Unless you go retro, every toy you buy will require batteries.
- Never assume the child safety latch you just bought will work.
It took Isaac less time to remove this one then it did for me to put it on!
- Any toy you kept from when your kids were little may put you at risk of child endangerment - it undoubtedly has smaller parts than are now allowed.
- FYI - car seats have expiration dates! Don't ask me to explain why, I can't.
- Oh, and if you have grandchildren that tend to be thin or small, they'll be in some kind of car seat until they're 12.
- The list of what you can feed them until they are about two is about the same length as what the list of what you couldn't feed them was when you had your kids.
- Good news - according to the surgeon general, the CDC, and all the parenting magazines and books, you can still love them just like you did your kids.
*DISCLAIMER -This list is not meant to disrespect or poke fun at my daughters in any way. They roll their eyes at some of the "new" rules too.
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