As soon as you share your pregnancy news, you’ll find yourself overrun with tips and tricks, random advice and all of the old wives tales you can stomach. Some of the advice will be wonderful tidbits you should definitely tuck away for when your special day arrives, other tips might make you want to run screaming to the ER constantly, and some of it will just be too outlandish to cope with.
The Craziest Bits of Pregnancy Advice Ever Shared
Here are some of the world’s worst tips ever shared with pregnant women.
Monkey See, Monkey Face
“The craziest thing would have to be when my dear grandmother told me to not look at the monkeys when I go to the zoo. She said if I did, then my baby would look like a monkey. She was dead serious while telling me this.”
Nipple Prep for Breastfeeding Mothers
“Put clothespins on your nipples every day to toughen them up.”
“Don’t take a bath. You will drown the baby.”
Bathroom Break Tips
“I was told to pick up your belly when you think you’re done peeing and more will come out. Weird but it worked!”
While this does sound outlandish, my first thought was… Oh! Please someone try this and let us know if it works!
Stay Away from the Beach
“I was told to cover up on the beach, because if you got sun on your stomach, it would blind the baby.”
Sun in other locations is still safe.
Big No on Hot Showers
“Shower in room temperature water only; otherwise you’ll cook the baby. Well, I had five kids and I managed to take my hot showers without cooking any of them.”
Old Wives Tales Gone Wild
“My sister told me that consuming castor oil while pregnant would help my baby have a higher intelligence. Fortunately, I had enough intelligence to realize that was not a smart idea!”
I thought castor oil was to induce labor? Someone’s sister is shady.
The Spice of Life or Permanent Blindness
“I was told to not to eat spicy foods or my baby would be born blind.”
Star Gazing is Messed Up
“Don’t go outside during a solar eclipse or your baby will be all messed up. I did anyway, and she is perfect.”
Booze to Cradle
“Drink beer to prevent cradle cap.”
All of these tips and tricks are erroneous. But I am still very curious about the belly lifting pee tip!
Source: The Stir/Cafe Mom