Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11568 posts
28th Aug '12

Babysitting your nephews/nieces is way different then raising your own child. Trust me I have a total of twelve nephews and nieces. I became an aunt when I was in fifth grade. I changed the diapers, fed them bottles, played with them, and so forth. Babysitting them even paid for my college books lol.



I now have two young kids, very different raising them from newborn to now. I also give advice if people ask. This site is made for others to give advice about parenting. One doesn't have to take the advice but personally, I am appreciative of the advice given to me.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
28th Aug '12

Having your own kid is completey different.. I like you id inwould never do certain things insaw other parents do and guess what ... I do them. Your not a parent yet, and when that babh comes andthat baby turns into a toddler and then a young child.. All the things you were gonna go get thrown out the window.. I was an awewsome perfect mom before i actually had them..



Good luck OP but i think your gonna be in for an eye opening adventure... I was the big sister and took care of my micro preemie sister all the time, its not even close to the same as your own kids

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
28th Aug '12

You don't even have kids, shut the f**k up.
Somehow babysitting makes you more credible than an actual mother? Bahaha. b***h please. There is nothing in this world equivalent to the enormous amount of pressure heaped on your shoulders the moment that your lo is born.

breathingchaos 1 child; Tennessee 882 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" You don't even have kids, shut the f**k up. Somehow babysitting makes you more credible than an actual ... [snip!] ... nothing in this world equivalent to the enormous amount of pressure heaped on your shoulders the moment that your lo is born."


Well said! :)

TTC Queen Bee 82 kids; California 3505 posts
28th Aug '12

If you can't take advice from someone who has been through something and knows more than you then that's your problem and you should probably grow up. Your loss.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" You don't even have kids, shut the f**k up. Somehow babysitting makes you more credible than an actual ... [snip!] ... nothing in this world equivalent to the enormous amount of pressure heaped on your shoulders the moment that your lo is born."

:!:



All of this!!!

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" Having your own kid is completey different.. I like you id inwould never do certain things insaw other ... [snip!] ... I was the big sister and took care of my micro preemie sister all the time, its not even close to the same as your own kids"


I would have to agree with this. There were certain things that I swore up and down that I'd never do, but it all changed once my daughter got here. What may have worked for my nephews didn't work for my daughter. Since every baby and their personality is different, I had to find what worked best for my daughter and I.



Op, I can understand your frustration when people try to shove their parenting views down your throat, but just take it with a grain of salt. When your LO gets here, you'll figure out what advice suits your needs, and what advice is just useless to you.

Lana+Mama ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Illinois 2633 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" You don't even have kids, shut the f**k up. Somehow babysitting makes you more credible than an actual ... [snip!] ... nothing in this world equivalent to the enormous amount of pressure heaped on your shoulders the moment that your lo is born."


:!::!::!:

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" :!: All of this!!!"


omg, don't post anymore once you hit 10k so I can make you an avi! I may or may not be going to starbucks, so wait!

izzabelles mommy 1 child; Los Angeles, California 32 posts
28th Aug '12

Like I said I don't like it from moms who will be making the same mistakes my sisters have years of experience....there some one u can trust..... so yea it does bug me when there making mistakes as I can see I'm no one to give advice if I hadn't have experienced myself so yea ppl who've had 2 3 or even 4 kids can explain how each child is different so yea venting is the subject others can think different that's there Shit but as for me I'm not a fan love it or hate it

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" omg, don't post anymore once you hit 10k so I can make you an avi! I may or may not be going to starbucks, so wait! "


Better hurry mama. Cuz here is is 8)

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
28th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Teresa Herrera:</b>" Like I said I don't like it from moms who will be making the same mistakes my sisters have years of ... [snip!] ... so yea venting is the subject others can think different that's there Shit but as for me I'm not a fan love it or hate it"</blockquote>




For the love of god, please don't homeschool.

4j's 2 kids; Japan 1587 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting The TTC Queen Bee:" If you can't take advice from someone who has been through something and knows more than you then that's your problem and you should probably grow up. Your loss."

:!: this

izzabelles mommy 1 child; Los Angeles, California 32 posts
28th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" You don't even have kids, shut the f**k up. Somehow babysitting makes you more credible than an actual ... [snip!] ... nothing in this world equivalent to the enormous amount of pressure heaped on your shoulders the moment that your lo is born."</blockquote>




Lmao trick I bet I wouldn't make the same mistakes u have so be happy with ur parenting skills as for me my kid and I will be just fine

Bethy-Poodles Due November 14; 2 kids; Prosser, Washington 5867 posts
28th Aug '12
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" Better hurry mama. Cuz here is is 8)"

Awww shiiit!