Do you remember the advice your elders gave you when you had a baby? One of my fellow organizers and good friend just became a grandmother. She is so excited and asked me a few weeks ago if she would remember how to care for an infant. So I offered the advice I received from my elders;
-Be sure to hold the baby all day every day. Spoil her rotten and make sure you criticize everything the parents do.
-Make sure the baby doesn’t leave the house for six months. There are germs out there, and you don’t want to expose the baby. This is the advice my elders told me when I had my son 18 years ago. Forget about the 2 week doctor visit.
-Be sure to smooth out their head, you don’t want your baby to have a pointed head…now do you??
-Don’t listen to the doctors, give the baby some cereal at night. After all, if you drank milk all day won’t you be hungry?
-Feed the baby every 3 hours, don’t worry wake them up if they’re sleep.
-Don’t wash your hair for a few weeks. YUCK!!
-Don’t take a bath for awhile, showers only.
-Make sure you sanitize everyone who comes near the baby…I wondered if I should put a gas mask on the baby as well. You know there are germs out there. 😉
-Don’t change the baby every time you see a wet spot, diapers are expensive. I wasn’t sure if cloth diapers were still available, but who am I to disagree. I’m only the mother.
Got to love your elders!! Another organizer friend of mine wrote a wonderful book “Growing Up Organized.” Visit her website at www.organizerightnow.com. I wonder what the elders would say…
Until next time…