General Survival Tips for New Mums and Mums-to-be

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  1. Great tips! But, do you know what? I didn’t welcome any unsolicited advise when my kids were babies. I think it was because it made me feel like a failure or doing something wrong (which is, I am sure, pretty common for most new mums). I remember my MIL coming out with totally out-dated pearls of wisdom and I used to hate it! Giving advice is great – but only if it’s asked for!

    • The Growing Mum says:

      Very true. It’s hard to stop people offering advice though so I found it better to listen as that ended the conversation quicker than entering into a debate hahaha

  2. Amy Downes says:

    It’s great that there is a common theme across all of this, do it your way. Thanks for featuring my comment 🙂

  3. Helen says:

    Fantastic tips – I’ve learnt the hard way that taking time for yourself is so so important!

  4. It’s so hard as a new mum and the most important thing is to trust yourself

  5. Kerry Norris says:

    Such great tips. Your child your rules is such an important one. You defo need to trust your own instinct. You know better than anyone else

  6. Ana De-Jesus says:

    I can imagine that sometimes it can be difficult to ask for help but you are right sometimes asking for help or asking questions can help you survive as a new parent. It is always ok to ask for help x

  7. This is all excellent advice, especially about looking after yourself too – it’s so easy to overlook that part. Su x

  8. Definitely your child and your rules has to be up there! As soon as I learnt this it pretty much became my mantra and I didn’t give two hoots what other people thought. It made my mum life much easier!

  9. Great advice. I think if I could have my time again I would be more open about how I was feeling. You will find that most people feel the same and we are all just painting a happy face on.

  10. Yes! These are so true. I often let people’s advice influence me at the start but I soon got got the stage my child, my rules and it felt great. Looking after yourself and baby is most important.

  11. Jenni says:

    A great collection of advice! While I do appreciate advice from others who have been there before, it’s ultimately my child, my rules.

  12. Nina Spencer says:

    Some great advise Im 13 weeks in to my second time as a mum, though my 3rd & 4th children (Two sets of twins) I still need to take other peoples advice. Each time as a new mum brings different challenges.

  13. Kate Holmes says:

    Wow – empathise and agree with so much in this post. What a lovely post with so much combined wisdom often learned through bitter experience. Thanks for the mention too. #HumpDayLinky

  14. Laura Dove says:

    Great tips! It can be so daunting when you first have a baby but learning to trust your instincts is the biggest one for me. Your child your rules is so true, I focus on my own family and what’s right for US!

  15. Kira says:

    Love this 🙂 as recently having my third daughter , this have really resonated with me . Especially the looking after youself one , I am guilty of neglecting myself and will definately take time out even for 5 minutes for an actual hot cup of tea 🙂

  16. Memeandharri says:

    Ah great post – my all time tip is ride the storm, because some days it really feels like a storm. It is the most amazing time but it is hard, really hard sometimes.

  17. Some really great tips here. I agree that the temptation can be to fret and to google everything. We need to learn to step away from Dr Google and trust our own instinct.

  18. There is so much lovely advice here that I think will help new mums. My biggest tip would be to trust your own instincts as you definitely know baby best of all

  19. I agree with most of these and I love that they all follow the same themes. It really does all boil down to, trust your judgement, look after your child how you want and don’t forget to look after yourself too!

  20. This is all wonderful advice. It’s amazing how parents all have the same main tip – to follow your own instinct. There definitely is a lot of good intentioned advice given to new parents but following your own heart is most important x

  21. Emma says:

    This is such a lovely post. It can be incredibly daunting first having a baby. I think it is very important to follow your own instinct and to take some ‘me time’, even if it is five minutes to just regroup.

  22. What a fabulous round-up of Mummy wisdom. I always say the same to every new Mum that you are right, trust your gut and do what suits your family, so very similar to your advice. Mich x

  23. This is a great list of tips! The one thing I have always lived by is that I only ever take advice from people that have been there and done it. Professionals know 100 things about babies, but as a mother you know 100 thing about your baby and theres a difference xx

  24. London Mumma says:

    I love this, such a great advice for expectant and new parents. There is so much missed from NCT, but this little survival guided is just everything you need.

    • The Growing Mum says:

      There’s so much they don’t tell you isn’t there. Then the things they do tell you don’t happen haha

  25. carol525 says:

    These are great tips. Coming from a caregiving angle, I’d say many of these apply to caregivers as well. There is no one-size-fits-all solution!

  26. I just lived by the rule of stop measuring up to the perception of “perfect”. The smile from your child will tell you that you are perfect to them. #fortheloveofBLOG

  27. Kelly says:

    Fab roundup, I think you’ve actually covered everything I could think of! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

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