My name is Jarmila and I’m a mum of three wonderful children. I always knew I wanted to have children and couldn’t wait for it to happen. In the right time & right place of course, with the most amazing man in the world. This was my dream & I feel very lucky that it came true.
The day I found out I was expecting my first baby was one of the best days of my life. Soon enough I realised that I know nothing about babies and I started panicking. OMG, I have never held a real baby in my arms! What am I going to do?
Oh wait, yes, I held a baby in my arms once. I visited my friend with 6 weeks old baby, she told me how to sit on the sofa, where to place my arms and then, carefully she put her baby in/on my arms. I was so scared to move that I nearly stopped breathing. After few seconds I asked my friend to come and take him of me. Few months later, I got pregnant…
So with no experience and no information whatsoever, I spent most of my time googling everything about babies. How to feed them, what clothes to put on them, what do newborn babies need for life, what buggies to buy, how should they sleep…
That’s how I found out:
- 1. What is the best source of information
- 2. What source of information is not so good
1. What is the best source of information for new mums?
The best source of info is the most certainly: mum’s discussion groups. You won’t get as many different answers to one single question anywhere else. And when it comes to babies, there’s no right or wrong answer. This means that more answers you read the better. It widens up your horizon and teaches you about variety of options and possible solutions you have. Then it’s up to you to pick the one or to come up with the new one that will work the best for you.
2. What source of information is not so good
Articles on certain topic which are pushing in front of you one point of view or a single solution to certain situation. You need to read 100 of such articles about the same topic to get basic idea of what’s going on and it’s a huge waste of time.
What happened next?
Time flew by and suddenly I woke up one day having not one, but 3 babies: 4 year old daughter, 2.5 year old son and a newborn baby boy. Surprisingly, I wasn’t panicking about anything any more. I also started getting questions more and more often from my friends who recently had their first baby. They were asking me all the same questions I used to have while ago.
You’re guessing right if you’re thinking: “This is the reason she’s started her blog.” Yes, I realised that mums need basic information to get them started. Each and every topic you might think of is very very wide. And new mums shouldn’t be told what to do or how to do it. They should be presented with options they have and wide range of ideas. So they can look for more information and more options. At the end of the day, they will find the best way, most suitable FOR THEM & THEIR BABY.
So if you’re one of new mums looking for information or if you know someone who is as inexperienced as I used to be at the beginning, I will be more than happy to help!
Let me know if I can do anything for you or if there’s any topic you’d like to read more about. I like reading and I still read a lot. I’m learning new things every day and I want to share everything I know with you. I want to give you some kind of summary of information so you can see where you stand and than start digging into your chosen option you like the best.