What NOT to say to a new Mum
Friday, 10 March 2017 | Mummy and Little Me
When you're a new mum, particularly a first time mum, I think it seems to shine a beacon above your head that says 'offer me unsolicited advice'. At first I would nod along in agreement, heck I did that the whole time, but it definitely got very frustrating, very quickly. Things that riled me up the most were advice that may have been relevant 40 years ago or getting advice from people who don't even have children yet. I can honestly say I don't think I ever gave parenting advice before I had children, though now as a Mum I know how easy it is to fall on the opposite side of the fence and be the one offering probably unwanted tips. But hey ho, you can't win them all.
Here are my top 10 things I think you shouldn't ever say to a new mum. -
They were the most frustrating sentences I would be asked on an almost weekly basis. Don't get me wrong I know they were almost always with the best intentions but they weren't helpful or needed. I much preferred the girls who were going to say 'Let me look after baby for a few hours, you get your head down' or the ones who were coming round bringing a bottle. They were the MUCH more helpful.