Growing up grouching is no big deal.
But if you grow up as a baby you might start to feel the effects of a mother’s natural tendency to be a bit too grouchy and grumpy when you get home from school.
In fact, many parents have no idea how to get their baby to behave in a way that will allow them to get on with their lives.
It’s not just your baby’s fault, says University of Sydney researcher James Fadiman.
“It’s probably your child’s fault too,” he says.
If you’re feeling grouchy, Fadman says it might be time to rethink the way you feed your baby.
You might want to give your baby some more vegetables, says Fadaman, a professor of developmental psychology and behavioural science at the University of NSW.
He recommends adding carrots to his favourite foods, including his two favourite vegetables: lettuce and cucumber.
Try not to over-feed your baby, and limit the amount of time you leave her to play alone.
When you feel you’re starting to get the hang of feeding your baby normally, it might not be the time to take on the responsibilities of parenting.
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