This brown paper bag thing is supposed to get rid of baby hiccups. I have to confess... I don't have any brown paper bags and I have no clue where to get them unless I start taking paper at the grocery store. Plus, why - scientifically speaking - would that WORK?
I've also been told that it's ok to let the baby scream because it "builds his lungs." Er. Uh. What?! The person who told me this wanted to justify holding him even though he was screaming mad with hunger (Of course i grabbed my baby and went to my bedroom to BF.. ) but really?!
What other crazy "tips" are older folks giving you all right now? I'm curious.