Love them or loathe them, mummy groups are a mainstay of modern parenting. Here are 13 types of mum you'll definitely encounter...
Since becoming a mother, I’ve read countless books, blogs and baby bibles about mum friends.
“Grasp on to other mums!” they say. “Find mummy groups! You must only talk to other humans who have procreated, they’re the only ones who understand!”
So, knowing no better, I followed this advice. I did the mummy group thing for a while and, to be quite honest with you, found it only slightly more enjoyable than labour.
Most groups involve piling the babies on a blanket and then singing at them for an hour. The babies love it. The mums? Well… some enjoy it more than others.
On that note, here are 13 mums you’ll encounter at a baby group (disclaimer: I fall into at least five of these categories) …
1) The ‘I’m not judging’ judgy mum
She thinks the reason your child is ill is because you stopped breastfeeding
too soon and gives a little shudder when you mention the D word (dummy)!
But she's not being judgemental, she's just trying to help. Apparently...
8) The panicking mum
You know the one. She reads horror stories online about all the ways that babies can be injured and then posts constantly on to shared WhatsApp and Facebook pages.
Sophie the Giraffe is full of mold! Is my car seat in correctly?! Can my nine-month-old
choke on mashed banana?!?!?!?!
9) The over-achieving mum
Aka. The one that makes you look bad.
"For Archie's first Christmas, I organised fake snow in the garden along with real reindeer and a fat man handing out mince pies to make it as special as possible!"
Archie is three months old
and doesn't know his own name.
This article was originally written by Jenna Maxwell for Closer Online
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