Five shortcuts every mama should know about…

Before you’ve had a baby it’s easy to raise an eyebrow at the mama in the supermarket handing her little one the end of the baguette she hasn’t paid for yet, just to keep him quiet. But it’s a different story when it’s your hungry tot – and it’s your sanity. Here are our favourite mama shortcuts – and why taking them won’t do your, or your little ones, any harm…

 

Dummies are ok!

Nobody’s child starts school with a dummy in their mouth. So relax, and if your mother-in-law sucks her cheeks in, point out that the Department of Health now tells us that ‘it is possible that using a dummy at the start of any sleep period reduces the risk of cot death’.

 

The baby wipe is your best friend…

Any self-respecting short-cutter will know that baby wipes are not merely for bottoms. They are for snot, dirty hands, eye makeup, carpet spills… oh and they make a wonderfully cheap alternative to dry-cleaning!

 

Tots TV will not scar them for life

Nobody is suggesting you use the television as a babysitter. But if you need to have a shower, or make an important phone call, then ‘In The Night Garden’ is like having a free, completely safe, 15 minutes of childcare – so use it.

 

If it stops a tantrum nobody will sue you

If you don’t want to leave the supermarket with a pounding headache and a bagful of random items that won’t make a meal, sometimes you will need to open the cookies before you get to the till. It’s OK: you won’t be arrested.

 

Nappies don’t need to be changed every half hour

Back when we were babies and nappies consisted of an old towel, some pins and a pair of rubber pants, they had to be changed as often as possible. These days nappies cost a lot more, but the upside is they are designed to stay on for longer than 30 minutes…

 

What are your favourite mama short-cuts?

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