6 Most Unbelievable Lies New Moms Tell

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liesI knew it! I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! I knew new moms lie. And now there's a survey to prove it.

In this case, at least a third of the more than 11,000 moms who talked to Netmums admitted they will lie about how well their babies are sleeping. It seems they feel so much pressure to put on the face of being a good mom with a wonderful baby, so they fake it.

Now, I'm going to be completely truthful here: I'm glad to hear moms admit they make stuff up. No one wants to feel like they're the only one who isn't having a perfect time being a mom. It's easier knowing moms like about how great it is.

And just in case you aren't sure what I'm talking about, let's look at some of the other lies moms tell (that I don't believe for a second):

1. Of course I shower every day: Yeah, sure you do. If by shower you mean "grabs some extra baby wipes and rubs them over the armpits then applies extra deodorant." It's OK to skip a shower now and then. Heck, I have a 7-year-old, and I am still sometimes just so busy it doesn't happen.

2. My baby never, ever cries, unless he's hungry: Never? Ever? Don't you worry about him?

3. I love absolutely everything about being a mother: Even the projectile vomit and the poop under your fingernails? Because I didn't love them.

4. I didn't have to work out or diet. The baby weight just melted away: Uh huh. And I have magical fairies who live in my dresser drawer and fart rose petals so that everything will smell better.

5. I wash everything the baby throws on the floor before she gets it back because of the germs: Wow. What a way to waste water.

6. My baby has never sat in a soiled diaper for more than a few seconds: Daaaang, you must have some amazing spidey senses. You can sense a wet diaper from your room in a dead sleep in the middle of the night before your baby has even noticed.

What do you hear other moms say that makes you roll your eyes and think, "Yeah, right!"?


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the4m... the4mutts

Hahaha those are funny. I never lied about that stuff. Even with my first. I DID lie and say "idk why the weight isn't coming off, I'm exercising every other day, and dieting" when in reality I was already pregnant when my 2nd was just 9 months old, and just wasn't ready to share the news.

Meg Moore

when i had my twins i was 10 pounds less than when i conceived.

brand... brandspanknnew

When I had my daughter I went right back to my weight before. But I didn't gain extra weight, just a big baby and a lot of amniotic fluids. I've always been big, so it doesn't EVER look like I went back to that weight, always chunky. As far as crying, my baby only woke up once in the night, even from the time in the hospital. The doctors told me I was blessed to have an angel like that! But she cries for more than just hunger now. Lol. No baby can be perfect!

Mamas... Mamasluvin

I can honestly say that number 4 was completely true for me...for my first two children. My metabolism is (well...was) INSANE!!! I walked out of the hospital with my first looking hot! The nurses teased me and said "You might want to have your husband carry the baby so the other Mom's won't think you are a new Mom" LOL. I was very much blessed with great metabolism...ehhh...not so much after my 30's ;)

noneya79 noneya79

Number 4 is true for me. I literally didn't do ANYTHING and I lost all my weight and then some in the first 2 weeks. :) 

Torra... TorranceMom

I had the same experience as Meg and Mamasluvin.  Two kids later, no dieting, no exercise, I weigh less than I did pre-pregnancy.

nonmember avatar r0sal1n3

EWWW. Number one is gross! Just kidding. Okay, maybe for me it is. I can't NOT take a shower at least once everyday. It's not because I'm a germ phobe or anything but because my skin is so darn sensitive and crazy, if I don't, I will get these horrible rashes. For some reason, my skin can't handle my own sweat. So number one I do NOT lie about. Even though I never had to tell anyone about my hygiene or bathing habits in a conversation?! I thought that one was weird.

But my friend who was pregnant four months after me. Well, she did the baby wipes "shower" and washed her baby once about every two weeks until they were about ten months old. That was because she was uncomfortable giving her baby a bath. She would call us over and my hubby would give her baby boy a bath. (Her boyfriend is an idiot and a loser.) He was the one who taught her how to give her own baby a bath!

Belkys87 Belkys87

Def cannot skip the shower ..thats ME time

I did weight less than my pre pregnancy weight by the time the twins turned 1. I know its not easy but it is possible

Ps only to get pregnant again. New baby will be here two months before they turn 2 lets see how it goes this time around

momto... momtolittleg

I didn't lie about any of that stuff.  And the weight really did fall off of me, because I actually lost body fat while I was pregnant.  My gallbladder had some issues and I was on an extremely low-fat diet.  I gained 13 pounds total, and 7 of that was the baby.  The rest must have been fluid because 2 weeks after giving birth I weighed less than I did before I got pregnant.  Yay for bad gallbladders!

I also had a great sleeper who didn't cry that much.  This is why I'm not having another kid- no need to tempt fate!

spark48 spark48

Lol. These above mentioned ladies must have been lucky. If my daughter was being nice I'd get a quick shower in while she sat in her bouncy seat in the bathroom with me. As fore weight melting off, you ladies really are lucky. You make the rest of us look bad..lol

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