Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tippity Snips

  • Unless you're super-rich, buy everything second hand (apart from car seat and cot mattress) They are finished with everything so quickly.
  • Babygros are the way forward, screw all those fiddly outfits! (you may have to put up with judgemental looks...)
  • Don't put masses of thought into planning the birth. Be open-minded.
  • Breastfeeding is lovely, but if it doesn't work out there are many benefits to formula, and it doesn't make you evil! No guilt please.
  • Take TONS of photos
  • It's impossible to be tidy. Boxes in each room at least allow the mess to be contained...
  • Get lots of rechargeable batteries (toys, monitors etc)
  • It feels like noone has a clue what you're going through. They don't, get used to it. Be kind to yourself.
  • Don't bother with an expensive posh changing bag (unless someone wants to buy you one), a rucksack is cheaper, easier and nicer for the bloke to carry...
  • Let "helpful" comments fly over your head. Nod and thank people, then do whatever you want to do.
  • TRY to remember that cavewomen did this with no super-duper chrome plated self folding pushchairs, reclining mega comfort bath seat, bedtime lavender massage potions, amazing stretch mark miracle oils or Dr. Whoopsy's strict ABC plan of sleep and poop. So you probably can too.

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