Parenting Advice – 10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having a Baby

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Be sure to make it to tip #1. It’s hands down the best tip of all.

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We’ve compiled the best parenting tips to know before having a baby to help you sift through the mounds of parenting advice you’re going to get. Becoming a parent is a huge change and a lot of things you won’t fully understand until baby arrives. However, these tips and guidance will help prepare you for parenthood and that special day.

10. Do what works for you and don’t get on the internet because you can Google anything and everyone has a different opinion.
9. Get on a schedule!
8. Be sure to take time for yourself. Go to they gym, drop the baby off at grandma’s, take a 20 minute nap, etc.
7. Discover who your baby is and let them be. Don’t try to mold them to what you want.
6. Be prepared for the unexpected because it will happen.
5. You’re going to have to make room for the baby. They come with SO many things!!!
4. Memories are the only thing you’ll have after all is said and done. So be sure to make and keep some keepsakes.
3. Be grateful for your kids!
2. Don’t be too hard on yourself. The house can wait. All of the chores can wait.
1. The one thing you can’t understand and prepare for, that you’re not going to know until you experience it is all the love. Be prepared to love something more than you ever thought you could.

Relax! You’re going to do great.


Infj Mommy says:

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TM Roxie says:

sniffle Wonderful video guys.

Angie Thompson says:

Great "why" ad.
Well done!

caroline richardson says:

Loved this❤️

Nesbi Maret says:

I remember someone telling me not to hold/carry my firstborn too much because he/she would become needy and clingy… 
Being the rebel that I am I carried them until they were too heavy for me to do so…

drolllindsay says:

Best. Parenting. Video. Ever. :.)

Kyla Williamson says:

my son was born 5 days ago and this definitely made me cry. the one thing no one can really prepare you for is the love you feel for your child. there is no better feeling than holding your child. 

Professional Medic says:

Im 13 now and i dont want a baby ever in my life cuz it will make me suicide. For me it will be like some1 slowly would bolt me to a wooden floor and then burn me alive.

Jan Watt says:

This is really great

pasty mccheese says:

Whenever i hear a parent say: "it's the best thing that ever happened to me."
I can only think: "you must have a pretty boring life then…"

Belkacem Dermache says:

Any advertisers wanting to reach expectant parents should check out this lovely bit of content. As a soon-to-be mother it had me in tears, but more impressive it also raised a tear from one of the biggest cynics I know (my husband):

Lisa Martens-Flood says:

ALL TRUE! Every last one of them! You'll smile, laugh, nod your head in agreement and, by the end . . . . . you'd better have a tissue! (or ten.)

Lee Jones says:

that's very useful! Totally agree with all of it

Kate P. says:

Whelp I'm crying.

chrisxdeboy says:

This all sounds terrible.

Mamá Sin Sufijos, Sin Prefijos says:

Es un amor que no has sentido hasta que eres madre!

TheSimoneShow says:

I really appreciate and love people who can go through the parenting process. It is something I will never want to experience, but I can understand how beautiful, hard and rewarding it is. And I agree with that first tip, don't take in all the advice you hear. Especially from those anti-vaxxers.

Goomba Spazzington says:

"you're gonna be great! … hopefully"
thats a comforting thing to say haha

The Chaotic Muffin says:

Now that I'm older and more mentally mature, I'm slowly starting to understand and appreciate how much my parents have done for me in my life, how much they must love me.
And I actually feel really bad as to how long it took for me to realise this, I was such a happy, oblivious child and never learned to truly appreciate my parents until so much later. :'|

Leletu Mfeya says:

having my first in a few weeks, this just made me weep……… thank you so much for such a beautiful insert

Patricia Santos says:


max power says:

Is that bad for them to watch tv when there come over

First Smile - Baby Journal App says:

Tips #4: Memories are the only thing you'll have after all is said and done. So be sure to make and keep some keepsakes – with #firstsmileapp  

ashley castro says:

So needed this. Thanks! 

Extra Space Storage says:

This Mother's Day, relate to some funny and friendly advice from the moms (and dads) who talked with us. Tag the parent you think will enjoy this in the comments. says:

Having a baby is all about surprises!

But what if parents could tell you the 10 things they wish they’d known before their babies’ were born?

“The tips range from ‘make room for the baby’ to ‘hold onto keepsakes and memories’ to ‘take time for yourself.’
But perhaps the most spot-on piece of advice is #1: ‘The one thing you can't understand and prepare for, that you're not going to know until you experience it, is all the love. Be prepared to love something more than you ever thought you could.’”
via – The Huffpost and Extra Space Storage

Jamilia Wells says:

I just cried!

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