'Starter parent' friends? Do you have any? Would you like some? Come and tell us what you think!
We've been reading an article by new-dad and Guardian journalist Stuart Heritage, in which he says the secret of successful parenting is to get yourself some 'starter parents'.
Starter parents are other parents who have a baby exactly 3 months older than you – which means they'll have loads of advice and tips and moral support to give you, having only just been through everything you're going through now.
"Once you find a set of starter parents," says Stuart, "your life will be 10 times easier. Choose wisely and they’ll provide you with so much: moral support; practical advice; a sounding board; developmental prompts; a carrier bag full of old clothes. The list goes on."
Do you like Stuart's idea? Do you have any 'starter parent' friends? And do you value their advice and support?
Or perhaps you think you're doing just fine on your own? Because we all know how annoying other parents' advice can be at a times...
Or maybe you think the support of a parent whose baby is the same age as yours is the most valuable?
Do please let us know what you think. We'd love to know!