Whether you opt for the busy life of an urban mum, or love watching your children race around the countryside, each area has its pros and cons. Tell us what works for you…
Before you have children, your concerns about where you live largely boil down to where the nearest supermarket is, how long your commute will be and whether there are any half-decent pubs nearby.
But once you’ve got a little person to think about, other factors such as nurseries, baby and toddler groups, a local swimming pool and, before long, ‘catchment area’ start becoming important.
Bringing your baby or toddler up in a city or suburbs of a nearby town often means you’ve got an easily accessible network of fellow mums, and plenty of activities or soft play centres.
On the other hand, country mums benefit from green space and nature for your toddler to explore, less traffic, and a simpler life that’s often slower and less stressful. In fact, more than 100,000 city dwellers move to the countryside each year, according to the National Farmers Union.
Pick up the new issue of Mother&Baby magazine to read how three mums get on with living in different areas of the country, then let us know what you think is best for your kids in the poll below.
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