Five tips for new mums

Five tips for new mums


So you’re just about to have a baby! Everyone in the world will have hints and tips for you on what to do with the baby. But here are some practical survival tips, especially for the first-time mum!

1.Bulk buy chocolate, crisps, diet coke(whatever it is you drink) and biscuits before the birth. The likely hood is that you are going to be in the house for a few days after the birth. If you want to binge eat chocolate buttons, you deserve to without justification of this to anyone else. So have supplies ready.

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2. Buy Badedas Bubble Bath for yourself and get in the bath! I always thought this was cheap crap given by Granny’s at Christmas, but it is actually pretty good for helping your body recover from the joys of childbirth! Horse Chestnut Power!

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3. Cut out the arguments before they start about where the baby is going to sleep by buying a Next to Me crib in advance. You’ll get sleep and also retain some of your own bed. BONUS!

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4. Buy frozen food or ask people to bring food for you when they visit. There is not a chance you will want to cook!

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5. Tell yourself that you would like to breastfeed, but don’t beat yourself up if you find it too hard and simply can’t do it. As cliche as it sounds, fed is best!

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7 Comments

  • Devon Mama
    February 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    So true on the Badedas. It’s bad ass. That and stocking up on chocolate buttons, we had some in the hospital bag that never made it inside the labour room. Scoffed those at 3am a couple nights later – perfect!!

  • Nicola
    February 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Never heard of Badedas! Going to stock up next time I’m pregnant! For the first week I barely ate, just did not feel hungry at all. Definitely wish I had had some ready meals in the freezer.

    • iamcrabstix
      February 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      This is probably why you’re now a size 8 and I’m the same weight as i was when I was six months pregnant! Hehe

  • Rich
    February 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Never heard of badedas before but my wife loces a bubble bath so may have to get some for her. I wish we had thought of these points woth our two. We didnt learn after the first one, instead we put two stone on eating takeaways

  • Amanda
    February 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Good tips! I get SOOO hungry after Baby, especially in the hospital. Weird, but the hospital food were practically the best meals of my life because of the hunger!

    • iamcrabstix
      February 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I had 4 tubs of their ice cream because it was the only thing that tasted of what it should have!

  • Natalie Williams
    February 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Definitely stock up on sugary snacks to get you through the sleep deprived days. And make it clear to interfering mother in laws that you don’t want her to just turn up when it suits her when you want a down day in your pjs and no makeup.

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