Hello fellow parents and caregivers of children!
There are a bunch of new parents here (raises hand) and there are plenty of veteran parents, as well as people who have experience caring or helping to care for children, like teachers, baby-sitters, aunts, and uncles. Coming together will help all of us, whether we need advice, commiseration, or just a space to let it out. Being a caregiver of small humans can be hard, but also rewarding and wonderful, so we can also share in the joys of watching little humans get to be big humans.
First, some long awaited good news. The FDA has (finally) approved vaccines for kids 6 months through 5 years. This brings a lot of relief to those of us with small humans at home.
If you or someone you know is having trouble finding a vaccine for a small child, check out this crowd-sourced map of possible locations.
This week let’s talk (again) about Advice.
As new parents, it’s common to get a lot of advice, some of it good and helpful and some… not so much. What are some sources of good advice you’ve gotten? What’s some terrible advice? And what advice would you like to pass on to others?
(Feel free to talk about anything else, of course, the prompt is only a suggestion, and please also suggest any new topics you’d like to discuss.)