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5 questions we should stop asking new parents

5 Questions We Should Stop Asking New Parents

IS ANY NEW PARENT GOING TO ANSWER “NO” TO THE QUESTION: “IS HE/SHE A GOOD BABY?”

When entering parenthood for the first time, there is a gamut of information out there on what to expect (including the somewhat fear-mongering series of books by that very name). You anticipate the sleepless nights and all ours of the day rocking and feeding and changing. One thing you really don’t see coming though is the barrage of questions that friends, family and strangers alike ask, simply because you have a baby in your arms. While it mostly comes from a place of well-meaning, these questions can end up being awkward, uncomfortable and sometimes even invasive.