In this month's column, Giovanna talks about the pretty clever tips she's learned since becoming a mum to three boys...
When Team M&B asked me to share my smartest mum-hacks with you this month, I had a little chuckle to myself. Smart is not something I’ve felt much since becoming a mum. Or rather, I use my head in a different way to what I did before, so when I sit and listen to someone like Brain Cox talk about black holes my mind fails to process his words at all. In fact, it shuts down as though it’s been stunned into its own black hole of white noise.
Yes, smart as a mum might mean not thinking you’re smart. Yet, you somehow manage to pick up a whole new bunch of skills, tricks and hacks to make everyone’s life a little easier. And this is all the smarts you need right now! But anyway, here are a few things I’ve discovered since becoming a mum:
4) The body vests with the envelope shoulders are nothing short of pure genius!
strike (which they will) these make it easy to pull the vest down, rather than having to go over the baby’s head and making the situation worse!
M&B loves: Long Sleeved Bodysuits (2 Pack), £12, Mamas & Papas
5) You can breastfeed laying down
Now, obviously you have to be careful and be up to date on all the SIDS guidelines
, but this has changed everything for me third time round when feeding at night. I would scoop Max up, pop him on the boob in bed. When he was done I’d pop him back in his cot… it was much better than trying to hold us both upright when sleep deprived!
I just want to end by saying that the smartest thing for you to do with your baby is trust your instincts and believe in yourself. You won’t get it right all the time, none of us do, but you know what is best for you and your baby, and that makes you the smartest person in the world.
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"Why I'll be 'mothering slower' in 2019"
"Since becoming a mum, I no longer worry if my jeans fit!"
"I am a much better mum when work pressures don't exist!"
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