(Closed) What have you learned so far you didn't know before?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@abbyful:  Oooh, this is a great thread!  I’m interested to see what other people say as well 🙂

Also, I wanted to say I read your birth story since I’m contemplating a med-free birth and I’ve been met with some skepticism from my mom about it.  Thanks for sharing it- you’ve helped give me a little more confidence (which may or may not go out of the window with the first contraction!)

Post # 4
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Great thread! Commenting just to follow =) I just learned that the milk came out of multiple holes too and that nipple has to hit the top of baby’s mouth for the sucking to work! Amazing! 

Post # 5
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i did not know that when your water broke it DOESN”T STOP. OMG I was so pissed at that. I was gushing for hours and hours.

also my boobs leaking for 6 moths while I nursed threw me for a loop and also when my milk came in a few days after she was born I thought I was dying, had a fever, and called the hospital. They were like, um that is your milk dumbass.

Post # 7
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@flamingred:  Didn’t know that about your water either! 

Great thread!

Post # 8
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I didn’t know that the pads they give you post partum at the hospital are actually bigger than the baby you just gave birth to.  My friend showed them to me when I visited her at the hospital.  Holy cow!

Post # 9
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is a great thread. I know next to nothing about babies & giving birth so it’s ALL new to me!

Post # 10
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a toddler and I just learned yesterday that you should never play with your child by swinging them from their arms (like when two parents walk down the street with their child in between them and they let them swing in the middle) because it can dislocate their elbows! Ouch!

Post # 11
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

oh good, this is good. I was just recovering from that post-birth thread a while back and starting to think that baby niece is so cute and wouldn’t I like to have one……..

……..inklings of baby fever killed again!

Post # 12
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Babies fart a lot. Or maybe it’s just mine…but he farts all.the.time. 

And sneezes.

And burps, grunts, squeals, and makes all sorts of other noises. I never realized babies were so vocal. 

Baby nails grow super fast. 

Breastfed poop smells like sour cream (to me, anyway). 

Babies can pee every 20 minutes.

If you change their diaper they will inevitably and immediately pee or poop in the new one. 

Baby boys can get erections (okay, I knew this one, but Darling Husband didn’t, and it was really funny to see his horrified face the first time it happened). 

If you don’t pay attention when changing a poop diaper, your LO will manage to get  poop on his hands and feet, and then you. And you might not notice until hours later when you’re out to dinner with your SO and he starts laughing at the baby poop in your cleavage. 



Post # 13
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Great thread!  I love the internet right now.  It is nice to be able to learn these things no one ever talks about!

Post # 14
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That everytime change a diaper at age of 1 little boy needs to play with his penis or he wants to roll over and crawal way half naked/ no diaper!  Wrestling match just to get the diaper back on!

Post # 15
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


I never knew you would wake up one day with Pamela Anderson boobs…. and to think she paied for hers.

I never knew you should begin putting cocoa butter on your thighs and hind parts early…(oh yeah and that stretch marks could show up there) **looking at stomach and shoulda looked a lil bit lower.

I never knew I could sleep this much.

Six meals a day is a whole lot better than 3 a day.


Post # 16
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Never been pregnant myself . . . but I did recently learn that newborn girls will sometimes get their first period in the few days after birth.  Makes sense if you think about it — but, really?

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