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10 Things Not to Say to a New Mom


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Your Baby is Too Young to Be Out

Ah, the well-meaning remarks of opinionated moms and grannies everywhere. They have suggestions about the baby's wardrobe, how to feed him, how to burp him and how to comport yourself in acceptable mommy style. They're full of -- hints and ideas. Actually, it's probably more nostalgia than anything else. After all, there's nothing quite as nice as rocking a baby in your arms, and those days are too brief. Take a hint. Well, not the actual hint, but the unspoken mandate to appreciate these times. They may not be the fairytale you expected, but you'll miss them someday just the same.


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