Bless our bones, we all have a first child experience. We’ve all been the crazed overprotective mom doing something totally un-necessary with our first baby. Hey, we were worried about them and didn’t know any better. You know, like a mom spraying the air with Lysol after someone sneezed to prevent sneeze inhalation of the invisible particles via the wrinkly ball of baby in the corner.
This post was compiled of stories submitted to me and I enjoyed the diapers off of reading them. Thanks to everyone who messaged me their stories and thanks to Dawn for the blog idea! Send me ideas anytime you have something you would like to see me write about. I’m on it. Now enjoy the crazy…..
“I work with a girl that has an eight month old and a week or so ago she accidentally scratched the baby’s face with her fingernail and she felt so bad that she called both sets of the baby’s grandparents and asked them each to get her a new toy and she herself went out and bought her a new toy. So the little girl got THREE new toys all because her mom accidentally scratched her and it wasn’t even that bad of a scratch.”
“I made my husband get up with me in the middle of the night when I nursed. You know, it was a special moment to share…4 times a night.”
“With my first, I refused to eat peanut butter for months in fear of accidentally touching her with it on my hands and triggering an anaphylactic reaction. With my second, I’m pretty sure I dropped peanut butter on her head on several occasions while nursing….”
“I use to ride everywhere in the backseat with my newborn while my husband drove and now, I’m not sure why. Afraid the 5-point, rear-facing, safety harnessed car seat wouldn’t hold him? Maybe. Spontaneous combustion? Always possible.”
“A friend of mine was so afraid her child would choke on any food that she used to cut puffs into fourths to feed him. She didn’t let him have Cheerios until he was nearly a year old.”
“I ironed my baby’s onesies.”
“I took my first baby to the doctor because they cried all night. Diagnosis: newborn baby.”
“With my first baby I would sanitize all of her passies after company left just in case they breathed on them. Seriously.”
“I had so many gadgets for my first baby that I was like a CIA agent. I had gadgets for my gadgets and I went in the hospital to give birth with enough paraphernalia that I was more prepared than the E.R.”
“We went to some extreme measures so my 1 year old firstborn could take a nap. We left Holiday World & my parents drove up from out of town and met us to take the baby so they could take him to nap while we rode rides! My parents drove to a hotel lobby and set up a pack n-play. I don’t know if he actually slept in the bed or just on a couch in the lobby. It was a nice, cool place! Why not?! And to get my parents off the hook…it was my idea! Not theirs. I had them come and suggested they drive to a park or the hotel lobby for the nap. It seems so odd to go to those measures now that I have 3 kids!”
“A friend of mine would make sure her baby’s ears were folded a certain way when you held him because she was afraid his ears would stick out if they were pressed the wrong way.”
“My cousin made his mother gargle with Listerine, put on a hospital gown, shoes and hat before holding his newborn daughter!”