Baby groups, they aren’t as daunting as you may think.
Now if you’ve never been to a baby group let me set the scene they are usually held In a village hall, church or sure start center. You walk into the room and there are lots of parents/grandparents sitting round with their baby’s and toddlers playing with a random selection of toys that have been donated. Sometimes they have a coffee, at our baby group you get lovely warm croissant’s!
Once you’ve settled in found somewhere to put your bag and your baby is playing happily it’s time to start taking to people. I like the fact that there are unspoken rules, you know where you are, and what’s expected!
This is a typical conversation you can expect at a baby group:
You: Hi ‘How olds your little one’ – [never say little girl/boy!!! You don’t want to get it wrong! Even if they are wearing blue/pink just don’t risk it !! ]
New Mummy: She/He is 17 weeks
You: awww he/she is lovely/beautiful/handsome
This is Elijah he is 14 weeks.
I’m Jess by the way.
New Mummy: Hi I’m (Emma)
Aww he’s lovely
How’s Elijah sleeping ? . . . .
There’s so many things you can talk about, feeding, sleeping, wether your little one is rolling over, how your dealing with sleep deprivation, nap times, bedtime routines, co-sleeping, weaning, baby products, Going back to work, being a stay at home mummy.
It’s so important to have some Mummy friends, because they will know better than anyone what your going through at the moment, the highs and lows!
So if you’ve been putting off going to any groups go! You might find some new Mummy friends!