When you have a newborn baby, everyone will offer you an advice, nevertheless, you have never asked for it. Your family, your friends, your neighbors, even the woman that you always met in the supermarket line, will tell you how to burp, feed, dress, and carry your baby.
Sometimes, the advice is welcome, but, other times you don’t want any advice or you don’t know how to ask people to stop.
Perhaps you can go off the situation with a smile and nod with your head, but, if the other person wants an answer and you don’t know what to say we suggest you something like these lines:
— Thank you, I will discuss that with my husband/wife later tonight. — That sounds very interesting. I’ll ask my pediatrician about it.
— It’s true that babies haven’t changed much in the last 30 years, but what we know about them has. (This is especially useful with insistent elder people)
But, please, don’t let that an unwanted piece of advice ruins your day or bother you. Remember that people have good intention, although they are not convenient.