Before I had my son I thought I was pretty experienced when it came to young children. I’d worked in church crèche for many years, spent loads of time with my niece and nephew and changed countless nappies, what could possibly be a surprise? Here’s ten things I didn’t get before I became a stay at home mummy:
- Baby poo has an ability to defy the laws of gravity – if you smell it, change it instantly! Otherwise you will be amazed just how far it can travel. We once set off on a long journey and smelt something bad. We pulled into a lay-by to change Jonas and I’m not exaggerating when I say it had spread up his back and onto his arms… seriously, how is this even possible?
- Don’t make comments like, ‘I’ll never do this as a mum’. I used to be very black and white… much less so now! Before having Jonas I said to my manager at the time ‘we will never use a dummy’. Well, we did! There were reasons (in this case, colic) and you do things you never thought you would