First time mum

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Review – A new mums experience of baby massage, and why it helped her confidence as a mother

As a new mummy, one of my biggest worries was that I was doing something wrong with my baby; especially if I was doing something differently to Joe Bloggs next door. Alexia, at Root sand Wings Parenting, works hard to let her mums know that ‘whatever (their) approach to parenting, baby massage is inclusive and benefits all babies. (And that) as the parent you are the expert on your baby and whichever method you choose is the right one for your baby and family!’ That message really spoke to me as a Mum and made me feel secure and comfortable when learning from her.

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The should/ shouldn’t list all new parents hear

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The tired competition

I don’t think my husband and I are alone with the’who is more tired’ competition. Pre-children I don’t remember competing with my husband about such things. In fact, I laugh at the old me thinking I was tired if I had anything less than my 8 hours sleep! (I say laugh, a laugh cry!)

 Now, well, now I know tired!! I have 2 children who both took just over a year before they slept through the night! And still now on average I am up at least once a night and they are 3 ½ and 2! So, we are seasoned pros at the who is more tired game.

A particular favourite of ours is when the morning comes and we both complain/ compete about being tired (in case you were wondering, it is of course always me!).

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New baby’s guide to the first few days of life

This is a tongue in cheek look at a baby giving advice to another baby, on what to expect in those first few weeks of life…
“So you have just arrived, well, welcome to the ‘world’!”
“What a funny old place this is? It seems so emotional. Mummy, ‘the soft one’, cries a lot, and the flat chested one, Daddy, doesn’t seem too sure what to do with the crier, or you”.
“If you are wondering about all the noise, don’t be scared. This is just what its like on the ‘outside’. You’re used to muffled sounds and hearing the sweet tones of mummy, and the base of daddy’s voice, then to suddenly hear everything is SO much louder, is a shock…

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When the phrase, ‘I’m lucky’, should be banned

“My 11-month-old wakes so many times in the night! I’m exhausted and nothing I do works, any tips or anyone else experienced this?”
You will inevitably find a response like, “I’m lucky, we never had this problem, mine have always slept 7-7”
Why? Why say it? Why do people feel the need to share their ‘luck’ in this situation when another is desperately trying to find others that relate?

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Why mummy friends are so special

  Before I had my children, some of my friends with little ones would talk about their ‘mummy friends’, I have to say I didn’t really get what the fuss was. It felt a bit like a little club I couldn’t be involved in because I didn’t have children. I was a little envious of…

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Letter to new mums

Dear new mummy, First let me start by saying congratulations! You have a baby! How does it feel being someone’s mummy? What a massive change. You are now on life’s longest and most important apprentice and so far, you are doing a wonderful job. You have brought a life into the world!! You are bloody…

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New mum super powers

Being a mum for the first time is incredible. In my experience, nothing changes your life more. It is terrifying, exciting, momentous and emotional. Not only are you learning to take care of tiny human, a job so huge you wouldn’t imagine you would have time to learn anything else. You are suddenly super women! And…

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