Baby Tips, 2.0
You will have a lot to teach your baby over the years, so it’s never too soon to start. Especially regarding complicated matters, such as The Facts of Life.
Older siblings are also helpful in teaching Baby, but take care that you leave them in a safe, soft, stable environment for that training to take place.
Take care to not foster an attitude of rebellion into Baby – it will come back to haunt you.
If your baby happens to be a boy, when changing his diaper, always ensure that things are pointed in a downward direction. This will help ensure that he doesn’t soil your friends and family.
Your baby will most likely go through an awkward stage at some point.
Do not make fun of him.
Always remember the rule of thumb: Awkward Babies are Sensitive Babies.
As your baby is learning to sit independently, always place him on soft surfaces, and make sure that there are no sharp objects anywhere nearby.
Babies are easily addicted. Choose very wisely what substances you choose to share with them, or else you may have grave results.
Take care to not let Baby anger or disturb any animals – they may react unfavorably toward their aggressor.
Be cautious when placing your hands around Baby’s mouth and face so as to not transfer any germs.
Also, do not let Baby stick anything into his mouth on his own that might have been exposed to germs.
Especially items that may have been snotted on by over 682 children since last washed.
Do not feed baby items just for the enjoyment of his facial expressions. This is cruel.
Babies should typically not be allowed to eat paper products.
Take care when choosing baby toys – make sure they aren’t large enough to obstruct Baby’s breathing.
Prepackaged, preservative-filled sugary snacks should never be given to Baby.
These sorts of disgustingly unhealthy products can give Baby terrible tummy-aches.
Do not let Baby eat sand.
Nor should you let Baby’s sister feed him large handfuls of sand.
Do not place Baby inside of easily capsizable objects.
Start forming a habit early of only allowing Baby to play with gender-specific or gender-neutral toys.
Do not allow your baby to play with any small toys or items of any sort, due to eating and/or choking risks.
Also, babies should never be allowed to play with rubber, bag-like, or latex items, due to the dangers of suffocation.
No matter how young and un-mobile baby is, do not place him on elevated surfaces to take his picture, even when placed with a “responsible” older sibling.
And finally, don’t let Baby get lost in his older sibling’s shadow…or Entourage.
22 thoughts on “Baby Tips, 2.0”
Loved the last picture!
What a sweet post. Noah is quite the ham!
Yes, he finds my camera to be quite hilarious – for now.
This list should definitely be forwarded to the AIBC!
Oh MY – then they’d never let me out of their sight!!!
Sooo true…especially about pointing things downward. I actually forgot to do that with Lance, even though Nate is still in diapers…silly me.
Love the pictures!
Newborns have a way of leaking all substances no matter how well they’re fastened in!! It’s a natural talent.
LOL Love this post!
Ha! Worst mother EVER! :)
That last picture made me laugh out loud! I loved this addendum to the original baby tips post. One question: in the second picture under the tip about making sure they play only with gender-specific or gender-neutral toys, what is the name of that doll toy that he is playing with (or eating)? I’ve been wanting to get one of those for Amy Beth, and I can’t find them when I look for them, and can’t remember the name of it to look for it online.
They’re called Snap N Style dolls!
Here they are: http://www.amazon.com/s?_encoding=UTF8&tag=graspiforobje-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393193&x=0&ref_=nb_sb_noss&y=0&field-keywords=snap%20n%20style&url=search-alias%3Daps
Hope that helps! Ali loves them.
I cannot tell you how many times I have given my babies things to eat just to watch their expressions!
Your kiddos are the cutest! My kids eat lemons and limes like apples now. That totally backfired on us. Let’s hope they won’t like tequila.
Ali ate them when she was a baby, but quickly grew out of it. That’s wild that yours didn’t!
All I could think of going through the list is “hey I have picture of that! And, like 50 of that one!!”
So funny! Umm… why do you have a pregnancy test in your buggy???
We had a “scare” a couple of months ago. When Noah was WAY too young to have a baby sibling. Which he still is, for the record.
That was excellent! Thanks for the laugh. I needed it!
I cannot believe how cute your kids are! The mustache pic is definately the best, although seeing him buried in those stuffed animals is a close second :)
Thank you so much!!! Those are my favorite two pics in that post, too. :)
My favorite is the picture of Noah eating the lime slice :) I used to love to give my baby sister lemon slices, the faces she made were hilarious!