Recently in the Darwin Family Life Community Hub; I asked the question – Best piece of advice for a new Mum. The comments, advice, support and words of wisdom was overwhelming! I wish there had been a list complied that was this realistic and helpful when I became a Mother 7 years ago! Read on for all our members helpful suggestions and tips for all Mothers, new Mums, Mums that have been doing this mothering gig for a bit and everywhere in between – it is helpful to have perspective and advice from other Mums!
Words of Wisdom for Mums
“This too shall pass” it’s my favourite quote as it sums up motherhood.
Everything is a phase. Embrace the good with the bad.
You can’t love your baby too much!
Babies aren’t built to sleep through they are built to feed. Sleep while you can.
Believe you are doing your best.
“The nights are long but the years are short!”
Get Netflix for the rough nights lol….my saviour!
When in doubt whip it out 😉
Going to woolies for absolutely no reason other than to feel like an adult or talk to an adult is also ok!
Always keep your sense of humour xx
Take a rest, you deserve it…..Deep breaths……Pray……..Everything will gonna be alright.
PJ days are good for the soul and less washing as a bonus 😉
It’s ok to let them cry for 5 mins while you cry yourself and pull yourself together when it seems to much. Self care is important…. need to look after you before you can take care of others.
- no food in the car (my car looks like a toddler rampaged through woolies)
- no dummy (you do what you must for sleep)
- only cloth nappies (after the first poo – nope)
- only the best homemade food (packet pasta has saved my life lol)
- I won’t panic if he falls over (ambulance on speed dial)
- soft, soothing music (his favourite band is Metallica and he knows all the words to a few AC/DC songs)
- educational TV (Dino truck and boss baby are life)
Phases and stages that change before you know it.
Relax and don’t try so hard to be a perfect mum.
My words of wisdom – Get outside in the fresh air as much as you can, don’t stay cooped up in the house.
They are only small once so enjoy every minute.
Don’t worry about the mess, enjoy the time as it goes so fast. Sit back and enjoy the ride as it is one hell of a great one.