+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 37
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,486
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,006
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    I'd go but that's me. I leave the house the day I get home. I can't stand being stuck at home with a baby.

    My first mothers group was the most amazing group of mums. You'll find heaps who are struggling, paranoid and just a little bit OTT, as well as the chilled mums.

    Have you asked how old the other babies will be?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    51
    Reviews
    0
    I went out with dd1 to mothers group at 2 weeks old. And my second dd I had to have in Perth and I had to fly home which I did when she was 10 days old which gave me the willies but she was fine 😆go out if you are ready if you are worried don't let anyone touch bub

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to flowers21 For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  5. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    913
    Thanks
    1,253
    Thanked
    746
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I feel quite anxious at the idea of going tbh. I don't feel ready to discuss my struggles in public, I'm scared I'll start crying or something. dunno, I'm the kind of person who needs to go out and present a very calm and controlled front. going out sleep deprived and looking/feeling like sh.t really freaks me out actually.
    I felt somewhat like this, and was petrified just trying to get myself and DS out of the door. But the MCHN group was actually fantastic. Our one (WA) was all similar aged babies and first time mums, and it was such a wonderful relief and a weight off my shoulders to discover that we were all feeling similarly and having the same inner struggles, as well as the same issues and learning curves with our babies. It was facilitated by a MCHN for a few weeks, and they gave some useful talks about understanding and looking after your baby (eg. recognising tired signs, settling, etc). I'd encourage you to go and try it. If you really feel uncomfortable, you can always just not go again. But for me, it proved to be an invaluable support during those early months.

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Gentoo For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard  (09-03-2016),rosey82  (09-03-2016),turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  7. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    8,129
    Thanks
    5,367
    Thanked
    4,896
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'd go but that's me. I leave the house the day I get home. I can't stand being stuck at home with a baby.

    My first mothers group was the most amazing group of mums. You'll find heaps who are struggling, paranoid and just a little bit OTT, as well as the chilled mums.

    Have you asked how old the other babies will be?
    not yet but will check tomorrow.

    I think because I have dh here with me I don't feel too cut off from adult society yet lol. that could likely change once he's back at work next week.

    I just don't want to go and feel pressured or freaked out at the idea of going.

    as a PP suggested though, I guess I could always go and then decide if I like it then and maybe just drop off if I don't and return at the 3 month mark.

    I'll definitely try and find out more info tomorrow.

    so the pre-vax thing shouldn't be an issue in people's opinions? I'd hate to take him then he gets sick (even just a cold)

  8. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,486
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,006
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    not yet but will check tomorrow.

    I think because I have dh here with me I don't feel too cut off from adult society yet lol. that could likely change once he's back at work next week.

    I just don't want to go and feel pressured or freaked out at the idea of going.

    as a PP suggested though, I guess I could always go and then decide if I like it then and maybe just drop off if I don't and return at the 3 month mark.

    I'll definitely try and find out more info tomorrow.

    so the pre-vax thing shouldn't be an issue in people's opinions? I'd hate to take him then he gets sick (even just a cold)
    No the pre vax wouldn't bother me. At that age the baby would be either in a pram or attached to me.

    Don't go if you feel pressured. You may be overly critical as you don't really want to be there. Mine wasn't brilliant straight away but developed over time. It was a life support for me.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (09-03-2016),turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  10. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,879
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'd go but that's me. I leave the house the day I get home. I can't stand being stuck at home with a baby.

    My first mothers group was the most amazing group of mums. You'll find heaps who are struggling, paranoid and just a little bit OTT, as well as the chilled mums.

    Have you asked how old the other babies will be?
    Me too!!

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  12. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,531
    Thanks
    674
    Thanked
    337
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My DS1 was 3.5wks and DS2 2wks for our first mothers group meeting. Didn't go with DD. Bubs usually stay in prams or your arms feeding etc

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to PinkPopsicle For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  14. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,289
    Thanks
    221
    Thanked
    1,107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'd definitely go, in fact I did when DS was 3/4 weeks old. I think it's the norm. If you go to the next one you'll probably find that every one else's Bub is 2/3 months younger. There was about 12 in our original group, we were all in the same boat, I found it really helpful.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Lil M For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  16. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,588
    Thanks
    486
    Thanked
    2,096
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'd go and see what it's like . It's always hard the first time but it's good to get out and about. Good luck

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to granny1 For This Useful Post:

    turquoisecoast  (09-03-2016)

  18. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    13,067
    Thanks
    9,846
    Thanked
    12,964
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    If it were me I would go. Establish the connections and friendships before things go to poo with bub. IMO 3 months is a little too late - it's another few months before friendships are made. By that stage you've already been through the worst of it (4 month sleep regression etc).


 

Similar Threads

  1. Mothers Group / Play Group - Canterbury NSW
    By Tsa15 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-02-2016, 15:46
  2. Mothers Group / Play Group - Canterbury NSW
    By Tsa15 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-02-2016, 15:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Baby MonitorsLooking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›