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Things Not To Say To A Newly Grandmother

Grandparents are just as excited as the parents are after the baby is born. It is very impolite to say certain things to the grandparents, even though you may mean well.

As it has been said, if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Here is a list of "things not to say."

  • "Is it a girl or boy?"
  • "Who is her father?"
  • "She doesn't look like anyone in your family."
  • "Her parents must have different backgrounds."
  • "Do you think she will ever have any hair?"
  • "I didn't know your daughter was pregnant. Why didn't you tell me?"
  • "So, how many do you think she will have?"
  • "Did you give her a shower? I didn't get an invitation."
  • "Why is the baby so small?"
  • "I can't believe you're a grandmother at such a young age."
  • "You will have to baby sit, whether you want to or not."
  • "You should keep a nest egg, because they will always want you to spend your money on things they should buy."
  • "Don't be surprised if they drop the baby off and don't come back for a couple of days."
  • "You raised such a nice daughter. I thought she would at least wait until she was married."
  • "I heard the father was incarcerated."
  • "The other grandparents are very demanding. What do you think?"
  • "Is that really their child? There is no resemblance to either of them."
  • "What happened to her ears? They were much smaller the first time I saw her."

You have no idea how friendly relationships are tested because of something someone said about a grandchild.

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