After the birth

Discussion in 'Ask a Mum!' started by Tiggy26, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Tiggy26

    Tiggy26 Well-Known Member

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    I know I have a while to go yet but I was just wondering how you went about introducing your baby to other children before he/she starts school?

    Ive asked my midwife twice about mother & baby classes & where to go to get more information & yet for some reason I still end up coming away non the wiser (no numbers/names/places e.t.c) :think: she just says "you dont need to worry about that yet" ok...i know I have a while to go but surley you are also here to answer any of my questions????? :evil:

    I dont have any friends/relatives with babies and the last thing id want is for my child to grow up without interacting with other children. It would also be nice for me to start getting to know other mums.

    Not sure if you'd be able to help me on this one but any comments would be appreciated.

    T xxx
     
  2. fran_23

    fran_23 Well-Known Member

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    hi why not try netmums you can meet up with other mums from your
    area with babies the same age or look up local mothers and babies
    groups! i found it pretty helpful-
    sorry mods hope that doesnt count as advertising another site!
     
  3. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you go to any ante natal groups offered by your clinic, meet people there and then google to get local groups, or ask other moms, or look on noticeboards in church halls and at clinic etc. :)
     
  4. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    i'd try netmums if i were you. also, do you have any surestart centres by you? they have loads of things going on. even if you don't like the ones you are by, or they are quite a distance, pop along to one (even while you're pregnant if you can) because they will have loads of information about what is on there and at other local places.

    failing that, community centres, churches, town halls... they should have groups on. or ask in your local tourist info.

    if your midwife is still being unhelpful and none of those get you anywhere, ask your health visitor when you meet her... she may be more useful. we went to a "new parents" group in our area - they sent letters to people who had babies within a few weeks of each other and we met up for 6 weeks... on the last session they gave us a list of other groups to socialise at.
     
  5. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    yes i was gonna say surestart too!
    i'd ask ur HV after ur babys born, u can just turn up at the local baby clinics (well u can in my area anyway! hehe)
    :)
     
  6. Redshoes

    Redshoes Well-Known Member

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    What trixipaws said :D
    Your HV knows everything about what's going on so she'll be sure to tell you all about groups, fun days, outings etc :hug:
     
  7. Kylie1007

    Kylie1007 Well-Known Member

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    The ladies at the local Sure Start centre have been really helpful in giving me a timetable of all the things that go on around the town for babies and mums. You could try ringing them?
     

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