Mums share their advice with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to warn them about a few little quirks around raising boys.
The birth of Little Archie has sent the world into one big baby bubble that we all seem to just want to stay nice and cosy in for a few days. Nothing like exciting baby news to brighten up your life. (Congrats to ALL the new mums and dads this week!)
Our mums just want to offer a few wise words of wisdom (and first hand experience!) to the newbie parents.
Dear Meghan and Harry,
Just a few little things you might want to be aware of when it comes to raising little boys.
Firstly, make sure you point that little penis down during nappy change. Or we can guarantee you will get hit by the wee fountain that pops up out of nowhere. Always so unexpected! Oh and make sure you close your mouth. Just to be safe!
Hayley suggests, “Always have a face washer at the ready to cover, or have your clean nappy underneath before you take out the old one!”
Just an FYI there will be lots of fart jokes, mud, balls (of all varieties!) and a trampoline will be your saving grace too.
Don’t be surprised by the nudity either. They will get that thing out and swing it around like a baton as often as possible.
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Biana suggested it is best to be prepared! “Seriously. For anything! And allow him to wear headbands and hair ties, play with dolls etc if he wants to. Let him know it’s OK to like rainbows and butterflies. And it goes without saying, let him know it’s ok to cry! But most importantly just do what you fell is right and to ignore anyone who judges your way of parenting!”
Des agreed, “They are crazy they will hurt themself more times than you can count. Carry a helmet for him! But in all seriousness let him be a kid and have fun play with any toys and enjoy it!”
Teegs wants you to know, “They will climb on everything, they will also miss on many occasions, they love their mummy’s, they’re also kinda gross sometimes (cue fart jokes) but gosh they are the best cuddlers!”
As Author Tim Winton said, “All boys are lovely tender hearted creatures when they are small. Full of kindness and curiousity,” sadly it is what society does to them that can often change that kind demeanour.
Even actress Mila Kunis admits boys are more like a sloth in an appearance on Ellen.
“My boy’s like a sloth, he’s wonderful, and I love him – ’cause one day he’ll probably watch this and be like, ‘Why did you say that?’ – but the truth is, women are smarter than men. And I have this evidence from my two different humans that I created.”
“Girls are just on it and boys are like, “Dum da-dum da-dum da-dum,” they’re more like little linebackers going through life, and like … Neanderthal-ish,” she continued.
Lise from Those Two Girls also thought you should know that you will seriously need to rethink your standards of ‘safety’.
“Stock up on Betadine and Band-Aids. My five year old’s favourite toy right now is a mini tomahawk, while my eldest’s latest obsession is firing a cross bow and arrow into an abandoned tyre. Need I say more.
“While we’re on the topic of weaponry, get ready for Frogmore Cottage to be buried in mountains of Nerf gun bullets. On the plus side, they double as really great foam earplugs, which you’ll need to combat the NOISE LEVELS you’re about to experience. So stock up on noise cancelling headphones or learn transcendental meditation. You decide.
Oh and Let’s talk about your wardrobe. Burn all of your white clothes. That is all.”
So a huge big welcome to parenthood and enjoy every minute! You might want to hold on tight at times, but we are sure you have got this!
All the BOY Mums across the world x