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    Default what hints/help made the first 6 months easier for you being a new mum pls?

    I am wondering what hints or help have made the first 6 months easier for you

    eg using bibs to catch vomit
    stocking up on groceries an non perishables
    sleeping when the baby sleeps
    a particular way to calm your baby when they are distressed
    or something that saved time or housework
    or solved a problem and made caring for your baby or housework much easier
    or something that kept you sane and less sleep deprived
    a book that helps baby sleep better or feed more easily

    thanks.

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    Subscribing as I am due soon

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    -wrap me up swaddle suits (so much easier than swaddling with wraps)

    -dribble doesn't soak through bibs with fleece backing

    -freeze some meals before bub arrives..handy in first few weeks

    -terry towelling nappies make great spew rags

    -play white noise to help bub sleep

    -if you have a boy...invest in some peepee teepees!

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    Bouncing on a fit ball whilst holding bub has never failed to get her off to sleep!

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    Holding my bub while we both slept at night. I still woke up for 2 hourly feeds but we both went right back to sleep after a feed. He was never insecure, afraid... Always warm and content.
    You need to do so safely of course.

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    Alcohol!

    No just kidding (or am I?)

    For me it was more about it being ok that the house was a mess or I don't have a shower til the evening.

    That is was ok to lose it and cry and tell DP that I wasn't coping.

    That it was okay wear trackies day in day out and that I CBF putting on a face/do my hair.

    Basically I just did what I could when I could. When bubs slept that's when u ran around the house doing stuff. Yes I should have been sleeping but I hate napping as it makes me feel worse when I wake. I would just go to bed early like 7 or 8 to catch up in sleep.

    And know that it WILL get better. They aren't newbies forever and they will settle into a routine.

    Good luck! You have done exciting times ahead!

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    Agree with cooking and freezing meals before bubs arrives. Saves you time and money and healthier than eating take away.
    Yes Terry cloth nappies are great spew catchers.
    Buy singletsuits instead of singlets they are great and don't ride up like singlets do!
    Trust your instincts.....very important.
    Go easy on yourself with housework etc...

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    Get hold of a video showing tired signs. That would have made my life much easier in the first few weeks! I wouldn't have sat on the couch feeding and feeding for hours every evening when he was actually tired!!

    I was convinced that he was hungry when he sucked on his fists, but that was his tired sign at the time d'oh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    Get hold of a video showing tired signs. That would have made my life much easier in the first few weeks! I wouldn't have sat on the couch feeding and feeding for hours every evening when he was actually tired!!

    I was convinced that he was hungry when he sucked on his fists, but that was his tired sign at the time d'oh!
    Totally agree! Had I of recognised the tired signs the first 12 weeks would never of been so stressful

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    Yes tired signs!! And the dunstan method for different cries (I think that's it).

    I second the house work stuff. I think I was a bit depressed the first few months and I just did anything possible to keep me going. I wish I had of taken up offers of help and just sat down and rested more often!


 

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