Close Close
Mother and Baby

9 Things Mums Really Shouldn’t Judge Each Other About (But Probably Do)

Parenting is tough enough without worrying about the other mums gossiping in the nursery car park about how your little one’s still in nappies – or how long those Cheerios have been stuck to your jeans. Besides, if anyone can understand all of the feeding issues and potty training trials, it's other parents…
Expand Image

1. How fast your baby’s developing

The ‘My baby crawled first’ competition is so old. And unnecessary. We all know that babies develop at their own pace.
Expand Image

2. Your sense of style

Dropping your baby at nursery on time each morning is a big enough achievement – getting your little one up, dressed, fed and ready to leave the house doesn’t leave much time for you to consider your outfit. Besides, mismatched socks are in now, didn’t you know?
Expand Image

3. Whether you’re breast or bottle feeding

Breast may be best, but not everyone can – or feels comfortable – breastfeeding. As long as your baby gets fed, that’s all that matters.
Expand Image

4. Your baby’s varied (or not) diet

OK, so your 18-month-old niece may already be happily munching away on every type of vegetable, but it doesn’t give your sister the right to judge your two-year-old's snack habits. You’re doing the best you can.
Expand Image

5. Your last minute cancellations

Yes, you know this is the second time you’ve had to rain check on that play date with the neighbour’s baby, but following a meltdown over your toddler's lunch and unfortunate nappy accident, you just weren’t in the mood.
Expand Image

6. The state of your house

Toys everywhere? Check. Baskets of dirty clothes to be washed? Oh yes. Puree explosion on the kitchen counter? Yep. Being a mum doesn’t always leave a huge amount for domestic goddess-ness.
Expand Image

7. Your child’s behaviour

Yes, all of your friends’ kids may have their Ps and Qs down to a tee, but somehow your tot hasn’t quite got the hang of knowing when NOT to yell out his new favourite word. Shame it has to be such a rude one…
Expand Image

8. Your parenting style

Whether you’re having a go at the attachment parenting method or just making it up as you go along, it’s up to you as a mum how you raise your little one.
Expand Image

9. Your child’s name

Modern, traditional, sentimental or quite out there, the name you give your baby isn’t up for scrutiny by other mums. Remember that when your colleague reveals her unusual choice…

□Can you add anything else to this list? Let us know in the comments box below.

Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Win £1,000 of Carpetright vouchers
Win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Create a fantasy world on your floor with your baby for your chance to win £1,000-worth of Carpetright vouchers!

Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick
Win an Abeille cellular blanket from Hippychick

Abeille Cellular Blankets, available fromHippychick, are delectably soft, made from 100% cotton and now available in six super-stylish colours. Click for your chance to win!

Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement
Win a year’s supply of Blueiron liquid iron supplement

Blueiron is Scandinavia’s fastest-growing liquid iron supplement and has already helped thousands of women low in iron during pregnancy, breastfeeding and those with intense fitness regimes. Click for your chance to win!

Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks
Win a bumper box of Kiddylicious Super Snacks

Made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and packed with vegetable protein, Kiddylicious Super Snacks help to keep your little ones whizzing about. Click for your chance to win!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator

Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.

Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.