When you have a crying and/or colicky newborn baby, you get given so much advice from different people.
Hands down the worst thing that people say in those first few days and weeks is…. ‘don’t worry it only lasts a few months, most people see an improvement by 6 months!’. This was one of the most depressing things to hear when you are in that hazy newborn fog.
Ultimately all you want is for your baby to stop crying and for Mr Small the magic combination (and I have no idea how I stumbled across this) was:
WEARING THE CLOSE CABOO SLING WHILE SITTING AND BOUNCING ON A YOGA BALL
When you are pregnant or breastfeeding and going alcohol free, you can get very bored of water… or tonic water… or elderflower…. on indefinite repeat…..
At a party, at the pub or just at home in the evening sometimes you just don’t want another sweet non-alcoholic drink or ANOTHER glass of water… cue searching for alternatives that make you feel like you are actually having a ‘grown-up beverage’.
These were my 3 pub/party sanity savers that helped me still feel part of the crowd:
Even in my most organised mode I had not even considered that there was an art to how to arrange the top drawer of your changing table/chest of drawers! Taking advantage of the 3 weeks (which ended up being nearly 4) that I had between finishing work for maternity leave and D-day I was visiting a friend who had recently had twins and she not only showed me her nappy drawer but said I may want to take a photograph!!!
It turns out that before she went into hospital to have her twins, the nanny that she had got to help in those crazy early days completely reorganized the top drawer of the changing table…