AUTHOR: Matthew Scott Donnelly,

Photo: MTV

When it comes to the perfect pickle, leopard decor or adventures with her main “Jersey Shore” meatball, Deena, there’s no denying Nicole Polizzi knows best. But now that Snooks has just entered the world of motherhood, we’re sure she could use some advice along those bumpy first few weeks. So, we sought out an expert: Maci of “Teen Mom,” who’s been a parent for more than three years, and, thankfully, Bentley’s mom was happy to lend Lorenzo’s ma some top-line tips.

First, in the video below, Maci urges Nicole to get sleep WHENEVER she can. “When the baby’s sleeping, make sure you sleep, because that’s what you’re going to need the most,” says Maci, who also recommends exposing Lorenzo to the bustle of public places once in awhile so that noisiness doesn’t shock him further down the road. Finally, per Maci’s advice, Snooki should make sure to enjoy the ride, because there’s nothing like being a mom. “It’s a trip, have fun!” she says.

Take a look at the video clip below, and see how Maci’s own story of young motherhood came to a close in the “Teen Mom” series finale.


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