Few things are as overwhelming as being responsible for a tiny human being who is totally dependent on you: for food, clothing, shelter, warmth, companionship, everything except the air God gives for free. Even with a great support system, there are still certain things first time mums realize they could have done differently, although it didn’t occur to them at the time. Here are just 5 common mistakes newbie mummies make.
I have wanted another baby since my son turned 2, but this year I have looked forward to it more than ever before. At a baby shower, we played a game where we had limited time to write down 20 things that go into a baby outing bag. I couldn’t believe how hard it was for me to remember, and how easy it was for the mothers who actually stepped out with diaper bags that day. It’s really been long. Read more
When I unexpectedly went into labour at 34 weeks plus, I didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t listen to nurses who told me that as preterm births go, this was “not that bad.”
If caring for a newborn is daunting, caring for a baby born before term is downright scary. We were first-time parents and neither of us had ever taken care of a newborn before; now we would have to care for a baby who was supposed to still be inside the womb?
We survived, and we learnt a few things that may help anyone who has to deal with this. Continue reading…
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
If you’re like me, you probably thought breastfeeding was as simple and straightforward as popping a nipple in the baby’s mouth and letting him do his thing. Boy was I in for a surprise! I learnt things that I could not have imagined would ever even concern me before. Continue reading…