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How to keep a tired and overwhelmed new mum happy

21 July 2016 Written by Vicki Evans

Our recent Green Parent's Natural Beauty Awards win got me thinking about how 'advice comments' made me feel as a new mum. When I say 'advice comments', I mean those little quips that people (especially parents and in-laws) say that any new mum could do without!

So I thought it would be fun (and helpful) to share with you what I think you should avoid saying and what to actual say when faced with an overwhelmed and tired new mum!baby

5 things to avoid when talking to a new mum

  1. "Oh, strange choice of name. Is that what you are definitely going for?"
  2. "We didn't bother with any of that in our day"
  3. "Maybe a little bit of chocolate wouldn't hurt whilst you are weaning him/her"
  4. "Well you've just got to get on with it, there's no turning back now"
  5. "Well it did you no harm/I don't know how we survived"

Instead try these

  1. "We know it's hard, but we're all here to help you"
  2. "What a nice name, really suits him/her"
  3. "You're doing a good job"
  4. "How do you want me to do it"
  5. "It does get easier"
  6. "Let me babysit so you can ... have a night out ... have a rest ..."

baby-boxTo celebrate our Gold win we have a competition to win our Perfect Baby Bundle gift box which has a relaxing room spray, beauty balm and a natural Konjac baby sponge. Head on over to our facebook page to find out more. (offer closes 28 July 2016, UK residents only)

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