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10 things that have changed since your mom had a baby

Being a new parent, people will tell you, is overwhelming. A new baby does not come with instructions. While frantic Googling is always an option, many turn to an even more comprehensive source of knowledge: their own mothers.

In those first days, weeks and months, new grandmothers (and grandfathers) can serve as resources in what feels like a prolonged guessing game of "What's upsetting my baby?" But while they're often expert diaper changers and baby whisperers, the trouble with relying solely on mom's knowledge is that a lot may have changed since she had babies of her

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