Close Close
Mother and Baby

Things You Can Only Bond Over With Other Mums

Do you feel like your childless friends’ eyes glaze over as soon as you start talking about motherhood or your little one’s latest milestone? Or do they try, but still just not quite get how important how your baby’s first playdate is? Yep, there are some things that only fellow mums can truly appreciate. Good thing is, these conversations can be the foundation of some great lasting friendships with fellow parents.
Expand Image

A whole new level of tiredness

You can no longer offer your childless friends sympathy when they complain of feeling exhausted after a night out drinking mojitos. Only fellow mums realise the whole new level of tiredness you feel on a daily basis (thank god you’ve mastered the 10 minute power nap).
Expand Image

Bodily functions

You never imagined you’d be discussing anyone’s bowel movements over coffee, but you find yourself talking about how close your little one is to mastering the potty for hours with your new mum mates.
Expand Image

The night feed

You can’t even remember the last time you slept continuously through the night, but at least three of them a go – and have opinions to share on each one…
Expand Image

Parenting styles

You’ve debated for hours over pretty much every parenting method and practice going. You’ve given most of them a go – all in the hope of an easy life.
Expand Image

The work/life balance

Only fellow mums understand how hard it is to make it through the day with minimal fuss, let alone trying to hold down a job as well. There’s no more satisfying feeling than managing to achieve the school run and get to work on time, with a lunchtime spin class thrown in.
Expand Image

Your little one’s latest milestone

You love nothing more than to gush to your mum mates about your baby’s latest development achievement. Or hearing how your mum friend helped their little one walk/talk/dance to Pharell’s Happy.
Expand Image

First day of school

Only fellow mums can understand the importance of the first day of nursery/primary school and the mixture of happiness, excitement and sadness that your little one is growing up so fast.
Expand Image

A good rant

You don’t feel guilty having a good rant to your mum friends about the lack of baby facilities in your favourite café or the huge waiting list at your chosen primary school. We’ve all been there.
Expand Image

Your post-baby body

You can’t help comparing your progress (or lack of) with your mum friends who are all on a healthy eating drive in a bid to get back into their beloved skinny jeans. You’ve found yourself talking about your pelvic floor a lot too.
Expand Image

Having another baby

Despite claiming that you’d never go through childbirth again the day your little bundle of joy was born, you’ve already started talking about expanding your family. Luckily your support network of mums have all been there.
Expand Image


You’ve read all the mummy books out there, but you find talking about baby-led weaning with your mum mates much more helpful. After all, where else will you get such genius ideas of how to persuade your baby to love carrots?
Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Chinese Gender predictor
Chinese Gender Predictor

Are you expecting a boy or a girl? Tell us the month you conceived and how old you are, and this clever little tool will predict the rest! 

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby
Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby

Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash

The Magic Sleepsuit
The secret to a quiet night’s sleep – The Magic Sleepsuit

If you’re little one is struggling to settle now they’ve outgrown the swaddling stage, this could be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers!

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe button May
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!

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. 

Lemonade Money
It’s time to make sure your loved ones are protected

Every parent knows the importance of planning ahead; from the new school shoes, to your little one’s education, you want to fill their future with hopes and dreams. Yet are you one of the 80% of adults here in the UK that has no life cover?