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    Default One piece of advice for new mums

    As the title suggests, what advice would you give first time mums or first time mums to be.

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    Have a little bit a savings/cash available for around when bub is due.
    Just incase you end up wanting that breastpump, need a bunch of bottles, or you find something you thought you wouldn't need but actually do.
    It's a lot less stressful being able to go and buy a $200 breastpump when you have the cash sitting there, then stressing your going to be caught short.
    Baby stuff is expensive, even if you don't think you'll need certain things, research before bub comes. That way your not paying $100 more for something because you needed it right then and didn't have time to look around.

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    Go with the flow.. Don't worry what the experts say or books say or Google says... Do what you feel is best for your baby. And if the dad is around include him as much as possible from day 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    Go with the flow.. Don't worry what the experts say or books say or Google says... Do what you feel is best for your baby.
    I agree with this.

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    I have 2 sorry.

    1. Don't be a martyr, yes there are single mums the world over who do things on their own or couples with no family support, but if you have support in a partner or family (even if just on your partners side) take up every chance at a hand as you can. It doesn't mean you're a bad mum or that you're failing if you need help.

    2. Look after your mental health. If you're feeling depressed or you're not coping or just don't feel right, don't just put it down to tiredness or wait for it to pass, seek help from your GP.

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    Default One piece of advice for new mums

    Don't compare your kids to other people's kids.

    And stay away from social media.

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    Do what's right for you and your baby, everyone loves to give well meaning advice (which sometimes comes off as thinly veiled judgement) but different things work for different people.

    Take everyone's advice on board as another potential thing to try, and then figure out what suits you and bugger the rest!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    Go with the flow.. Don't worry what the experts say or books say or Google says... Do what you feel is best for your baby. And if the dad is around include him as much as possible from day 1
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Don't compare your kids to other people's kids.

    And stay away from social media.
    Quote Originally Posted by careermum View Post
    Do what's right for you and your baby, everyone loves to give well meaning advice (which sometimes comes off as thinly veiled judgement) but different things work for different people.

    Take everyone's advice on board as another potential thing to try, and then figure out what suits you and bugger the rest!!!
    And stay away from people that tell you things you 'should' be doing.
    Look for people that tell you things you 'could' do. Eg helpful suggestions you might not of thought of.

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    Trust your gut

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    I agree trust your gut. That baby is yours and mothers instinct is ALWAYS right.


 

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