"Don't take up a man's time talking about the smartness of you children; he wants to talk to you about the smartness of his children."

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is refreshingly real about why her second child got fewer baths + more bottles



We love how honest Bachelorette turned blogger Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is about motherhood, and how real she is whenever she talks to us here at Motherly.

It has been a whirlwind three years for Fedotowsky-Manno, who welcomed her oldest, daughter Molly, in July 2016 and son Riley in May 2018, and she says parenting looks a whole lot different when you're doing it for the second time.

For example, Molly's babyhood was a bit cleaner than Riley's, because Big Sister definitely got more bath time back when mom and dad only had one baby to deal with. "We've always given Molly a bath every day ever since she was a couple months old, which probably wasn't even a good thing at the beginning. But it was just part of her nap time routine. We worked with a sleep coach. She said it was important to have the same routine every night," Ali tells Motherly.

"But with Riley my son, the poor kid, probably for the first six months of his life, until we could put him in the big tub with Molly, he probably got a bath once a week," she explains. "We'd always say he was the dirtiest stinkiest baby ever, because he barely ever got a bath. But we were just always so busy. Like it was so hard!"

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