About half way through my pregnancy I felt like I should read a few books on babies and get a bit more clued up. Now despite being a complete newbie to the world of babies I kind of had an idea of the obvious stuff and was pretty uninspired by the range of books out there – what’s with all the overly lit images of perfect smiling babies and science like approaches to raising kids? This wasn’t my idea of being a mum and whilst I was happy to take on some key info on things like eating and sleeping so I wasn’t totally unprepared, I wanted to know more practical, real life stuff. I was looking for a more lighthearted window into life as a mummy. Many of my questions about babies seemed quite silly but they were things I wanted to know, like where the hell do you put your baby when you go to Tesco? When and how do you dry yourself when you take your baby swimming? And what happens when it rains?!
My observations of mums over the last few months has led me to conclude that there seems to be more of the expert mums around – those who’ve mastered all these practicalities and make you feel even more anxious about getting out into the world with a new baby.
So where are all the novices hiding? This blog is my chance to record and share all of those ‘firsts’ that you experience as a new mum. Hopefully it’ll make you laugh and I’ll get to hear about some of your experiences too. Plus if you’re pregnant and looking to get an insight into life with a new born hopefully this will provide a welcome break from some of those frightening baby books