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18 of the Most Outdated Pieces of Parenting Advice We’ve Ever Heard

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You can’t have pets when you have a baby, dogs and cats will smother it.

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This old wives’ tale has really endured the test of time and common sense. “Cats will jump into the crib and steal the baby’s breath!” LOL WUT. There are plenty of reasons people choose to wait to get a pet until the kid is older (they’re a lot of work!), but your dog or cat isn’t going to stealthily murder your sleeping baby. Outdated parenting advice: possibly dangerous, always dumb!

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