The post, written as if from the face of a newborn, with whom the friends and relatives of the parents were lisping, became viral. The author - Tina Madeline, certified doula, assistant in childbirth.
"Hello. I am a newborn, because, of course, everyone in my family is professional when it comes to how to handle me. But, speaking of the guests, my parents constantly have to play the “bad guys.”
The post gathered more than 120 thousand reposts. Madeleine outlined seven major rules for how guests should show their love for newborns.
"one. Don't kiss me, in no place, at any time, no matter how tasty I looked. In fact, don't even bring your face close to mine or my hands, and make sure you wash your hands before touching me.
2. If my parents give me to you to carry, use it.Do not get me out of there under any circumstances. My friends and I can be very sensitive to your clothes, smells, so just hold me in a carry and I will behave well.
3I am sure your children are the healthiest in the world, but understand, it's not about you, but about me.. I'm scared of germs, and I need a couple of months to adapt to this world. And don't ask my parents if you can bring your children — they don't like to say no.
4. If I start crying when I'm with you, please return me to your mom.I understand that you want to calm me down and become a superhero for it, but I honestly just want to mommy or daddy.
5. I want to eat around the clock, then sleep, then crap, then scream.If you want to come to me, come less than an hour so that mommy and daddy can continue to give me all their attention, and not engage you. And do not plan to have with us (my mother barely eats, she does not have time to feed you) or stay until I start yelling like an opera singer.
6. I just belched, relax.Listen, you wanted to hold me, cuddle me, shake me, so get it. As I said: this is what I do around the clock.
7. Please do not expect my mom to call you., write or post a million photos. She takes good care of me and prefers to look at me and not at her phone. ”
However, Madeleine does not impose her rules on other parents: “We all give our children everything we have, heart and soul ... including our preferred parenting style. Your child, your rules. Be courageous, enjoy and love your children. You are good parents. ”