Dear mothers of small children,
Unsolicited advice isn’t the best kind of advice to be sure, but sometimes it can be quite useful. So in that vein, here’s my unsolicited but heartfelt piece of advice to you for today, from one mother to another: If you value your sanity and peace of mind, please refrain from overdoing it with the baby websites, blogs and virtual groups when it comes to seeking answers to whatever may be worrying you about your child. Believe me, for every rash, scratch or tantrum there will be a million and one ‘possible’ results on Google, most of which will only give you panic attacks rather than any useful information. And any useful information that there might be, is completely lost in the plethora of material telling you that your offspring’s future social anxiety will be directly traceable to your decision to not co-sleep when she was a baby or that her poor test scores will be a result of you not breastfeeding her till at least her first birthday.
So yes, if you value your sanity, just call the real doctor and leave Dr.Google out of it.
A Recovering Addicted-to-Google Mom
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