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Do you remember when I told you about SMA® Nutrition’s Baby Advice By You campaign? SMA Nutrition were searching far and wide to find the best advice for mums by those who know the best – other mums. The campaign went up and down the country to find the best nuggets of information to be judged by Jenni Falconer and top mummy bloggers and made into films. All the winning pieces of advice can be viewed on SMA Nutrition’s YouTube Channel.
Which would be your most important piece of advice for new mothers? Here are some of my favourites:
“Babies are funnier than you ever imagined. When I had my daughter I never realised how hilarious she was going to be. Babies can give you lots of expressions even though they can’t talk yet. They’ll give you a quizzical look, or they might even fart in a shop when it’s completely silent. So even though they are a lot of hard work and it can get a bit stressful, I would say they completely redeem themselves with the funny looks. Make sure you take lots of videos and lots of photos so that if times are hard, you can just have a look back and remember actually how good times are together.”
“Try to remember everything will be fine. In the early tiring days as a new parent it’s easy to get confused by all the information coming to you from books, health visitors, friends and family and everywhere else. My friend told me to relax and enjoy it and I wished I’d listened and hadn’t worried so much as in the end everything was absolutely fine.”
“Trust yourself; it takes time to turn into a wonderful mum it doesn’t happen overnight. Thank people for their advice – they give it to you because they care not to cause you any distress. Decide which bits are going to work for your family. You’re already doing an amazing job; don’t let anyone tell you any different.”
I worked in collaboration with SMA Nutrition and their B.A.B.Y. campaign.