Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories, this week we hear from Eleanor over at Savings 4 Savvy Mums. Eleanor shares with us her story of becoming a mum which I have to say sounds a little like mine – overdue, induction, epidural…
Over to you Eleanor…
The long awaited arrival arrived – with a bit of help!
After two and half years and a miscarriage I had made it to 38 weeks. I was just on maternity leave and full of excitement. Looking forward to a week or two at home before giving birth. I cleaned the house, cooked extra meals for when baby arrived, packed and unpacked my hospital bag and of course rested. Then I started to get bored. 39 weeks passed – nothing, 40 weeks passed – nothing, 41 weeks passed – nothing.
Last Summer we got to try out the Little Angels nappies from Asda when baby girl was just 5 months old they were the size 3’s from the Supreme Protection range. This year we have been asked again to try out and let you know what we think of the new Comfort & Protect Little Angels nappies.
We are up to size 5’s now, so need a nappy that will withstand a walking and very active toddler who will not stay still when you are changing her nappy. We have been testing these nappies for two weeks, and they are different to our normal nappy which is another supermarket brand.
Read on and find out what we thought about the Comfort & Protect range.
When you become a mum, it does mean you are likely to spend more time with your own family. So going to see your parents has to go on the back-burner. But if they are senior, it can be a hard adjustment for them to not see you as much. In fact, if they don’t have many friends, it can be a very lonely time for them. Therefore, while you might be a busy mum, you still need to make time for your parents.
In fact, here are some ways you can help your parents to live their life to the fullest.
Get them to look after their grandchildren regularly
It can be overwhelming when you have little ones to look after. But there is a way you can get some help while giving your parents some company too. Arrange with them to take care of your kids at least once a week. You can drop them off in the morning and then you can pick them up later in the day. It will give them a bit of life if they can spend time with their grandchildren. Also, it can help you out too if they take on some of the burden. After all, you can then go and do some jobs around the house, or visit a dear friend with the kids out of the way. And you can all go out on days together too. Your parents will be delighted if you invite them to the beach or the park with your kids!
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When you’re buying a family car, whether it’s your first time or you’re well versed, there are certain things that you should look out for.
Earlier this year I told you about my memories of learning to drive and buying my first car. That first time buying a car I was looking for a little runaround. Nothing fancy, but I loved my little red fiesta.
When you have a baby, your priorities for your car change. No longer are you looking for something swish or fast, you need a car that will keep your precious cargo as safe as can be. You need something practical and spacious. Of course, these cars can be swish and fast too – it just doesn’t matter as much.
Here are the things that you should look for the next time you’re looking to replace your family car.
Who doesn’t love Fireman Sam? I can’t believe he is turning 30! I used to watch him when I was small and then with my younger brother, so it’s something I want to do with my baby girl. She loves all the new cartoons and children’s programmes already but I want to get her into the older shows, like Fireman Sam. He is timeless and never ages!