The Parenting Advice You’ve Never Heard Before  (But Wish You Had)

Attention parents, do you feel like you signed up for something more than you knew you were getting into when having your babies? You've got company.

Someone in an online forum recently asked, ‘What's one thing NO ONE told you about being a parent that they definitely should have told you?” Here are the top-voted responses.

The Fear

“The fear. You decide to have a baby and think it will be hard. But once the baby arrives, you realize the enormity of what you've done. You're responsible for another person's life."

Toddlers Equal a Messy House

“When they're in the toddler/preschool years, your house is going to be a mess, and that's just how it's gonna be,” shared one.

Sleep Deprivation

“The sleep deprivation,” said one. “Newborn babies have to eat every 2-3 hours. You can do one 4-hour stretch at night. That means you can't do anything for more than 2-3 hours or the occasional 4-hour stretch for the first month or so."

Babies Are Boring

Someone said, “That up until they speak, they are boring. Babies are boring, cute if you are lucky, but boring.”

Bodily Fluids

Someone confessed, “How comfortable you will become with poop and bodily fluids. I never imagined how messy children would be. Just the sheer volume of poop and vomit you will deal with daily."

This Too Shall Pass

“Everything is a phase. THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS. Please keep in the back of your head that they will be out of the house in 18 short years. The time will fly by. It's cliche, but it's disgustingly true. Don't take a single second for granted.”

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