Silencing the Baby Police

While you’re likely to be offered a lot of well-meaning advice about parenting from friends, family and that stranger in the grocery store—don’t worry, you can take what you want want and leave the rest.

Pick your battles:

  • A nod and a well-meaning smile go a long way to diffuse a potential argument
  • Thank them for their concern and move on
  • Distract--don’t feel talking about baby, talk about something

Remember, there is a tremendous amount of good info out there—but there’s plenty of unreliable info, too. Consult with  your baby’s healthcare provider or other medical professionals if you have any serious concerns about your baby.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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