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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 04:50 AM   1
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If you could give a new mum one piece of advice


what would it be?

Mine would be, sleep when they sleep, no matter how much you want to lay awake staring at them!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 05:12 AM   2
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Mine is..........


You get sooooooooo much "advice" from people, some good, some maybe not for you and some downright dangerous advice (usually from oldies)


Take notice of the stuff you like the sound of and take no notice of the stuff that's not right for you (unless it compromises baby's health obviously).

What's right for one Mum and baby isn't necessarily right for another....everyone's different, make sure you remember that




Oh yeah....and good luck



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 08:48 AM   3
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get fresh air...daily...fresh air's good!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 08:49 AM   4
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mine would be, as a mum.. YOU know whats best for your baby and dont let other people tell you otherwise!



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 09:05 AM   5
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Do whatever is best for you



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 09:10 AM   6
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Never be afraid to have a bit of you time especially if you have a partner. It's hard to hand your baby over to someone else but in the long run it's good for you to have time for yourself and it helps keep your relationship strong



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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 09:13 AM   7
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mine would be: enjoy the first precious weeks when you and your LO are getting to know each other... don't worry about things like housework etc, enjoy that time



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 10:09 AM   8
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I don't think some people will like mine... but after two kids, and lots of unnecessary tears...

Remember your mom and your OH's mom raised you and your OH. Their methods may not be the same as yours, but arguing over the baby isn't going to get anyone anywhere.

They do love your baby, they do love their kids, and they do want the same thing as you do... what's best for the baby.

Ultimately the choices are yours, but letting gramma have her way once in a while won't hurt LO, and will go a long way in allowing her to feel part of the process.

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Please note: I certainly do not support child abuse, or complete giving over of care to gramma. Use your common sense... ya know?

For instance, my mother knows I breastfeed Sharlotte. My mother was never able to breastfeed her babies very long for various reasons... no support being at the top of the list - so she just gave up. Now that I'm breastfeeding (she did this with LO #1 too) at 4 months old she believes "it's time for SOLID FOOD dangit!" "Your brother had solid food from 3 weeks old for goodness sake!"

The other day she slipped some icecream to Sharlotte (Icecream of all things!? ) I just held my tongue... No use getting into an argument. It wasn't a lot, and she's a gramma. I know my gramma did lots of stuff my mom didn't like ...

Anyway that's my advice.



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 10:13 AM   9
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Margerle - i no exactly where your coming from, me and my mum are very close and she helps me loads with maddi, since the day she was born (she was there at the birth) she comes over and looks after her while i wash my hair or do the ironing. it's great, and if they can, they can be fab support



 
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 10:25 AM   10
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it's OK to let someone come over and help you with the baby so that you can get in a shower and rest.



 
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