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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    A close friend told me that you are the perfect mum for your baby. I thought I was a huge failure with ds1 when he was a baby and couldn't do anything right, but this honestly helped. I know it's not practical advice but it really helped me.

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    That's lovely! And so true! I'm going to write that down.

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    What great advice so far. Thank you! Any other is very welcome. It's a great help to a new mum...

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    Make only one goal for the day in the early days. When DD was still newborn I would set a daily goal along the lines of 'do the dishes', 'have a shower' or 'vacuum the floor.'. Having lower standards of tidiness in the beginning really helps.

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    Not so much what I wish I knew. But some things I've learnt.

    It is ok to ask for help.
    It is ok for your house to be a mess (especially with twins)
    I am going against the grain here, I found getting the twins into a routine as early as possible saved my sanity, while my babies where sleeping at the same time, I had other twin mum friends whose babies were playing tag teams 24 hours a day and they were even more exhausted than me.

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    Hi sorry im very new to this and id agree with you all the way I wouldnt change anything but to have more knowledge

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    That it goes so fast (in hindsight st least)! Especially the newborn stage.
    That my baby would not only want to breastfeed when she was hungry but also for comfort etc, caused unnecessary stress thinking I didn't have enough milk. Even now my maternal nurse always asks if DD3 is going four hours between feeds, I just say yes now to shut her up even though she most definitely doesn't lol.
    That I definitely was not "spoiling" my DD if I picked her up when she cried, to ignore certain people when they told me DD was "manipulating" me, that I was not setting up bad habits by co sleeping, I knew all these things but I wasn't 100% in my convictions and therefore I felt like I had to let DD cry a bit or not pick her up so much when in the presence of certain people.

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    Enjoy it. Through the sleep deprived haze it all goes way too fast!! Sleep when you can. Don't stress about the house being spotless, have a nap when they sleep. Its so much more important then cleaning. Please please please ask for help if you need it!

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    That babies don't know how to fall asleep.

    That it's ok to stop breastfeeding earlier than planned and you don't need to feel like a failure for doing so.

    To trust your instincts, if you feel there is something not right with your bub, you're probably right.

    That some mums like to make themselves sound like supermums, but in actual fact we're all the same. Never feel bad coz someone else talks themselves up while your struggling, coz theyre probably full of sh1t!

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    If it wasnt for my children my life wouldnt be fulfilled and I myself I embrace for the good and bad the sacrifice to have a wonderful and amazing family and would do it all over again

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