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Parents of older kids: If you could give one bit of advice to new parents, what would it be?

I'd love to know what you've learned, what you (dare I say) regret or would change and what you'd do again exactly the same as before! Any tips?

Seeking Experience Life Hacking 3 years ago
Holly Seddon admin
Holly Seddon
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Cliff Jones writer
Cliff Jones Dad of two. Life 1st, tech 2nd. Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, UK

Babies are boring, but it gets better. Not everyone likes babies. You love them, but by cripes it's tedious. You never remember the lack of sleep even though at the time it can feel like that's all that matters. It gets better. Not that it's awful (although if it feels like it is you should talk to someone more qualified that some guy on the a website message board), but it gets better.

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Experience 3 years ago
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Lorraine Allman expert
Lorraine Allman Author, Businesswoman, Mum GB
Careers expert

My best advice is to trust and follow your instincts. You will know your baby/child better than anyone. What works for someone-else may not work for you and your child - you will know instinctively if something feels right or not.

I was speaking with someone today who is expecting his second child imminently (he already has a 13 month old). I asked him what his advice would be and he replied "wipe clean" as in if it isn't wipe clean then don't bother with it! Great advice and this probably applies to all things technology (PCs, tablets, iPhones etc.) which the little darling's sticky paws seem to be able to find no matter how well you think you've hidden them!

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