Making friends with other moms
As much as you love your baby, there comes a time where every new mom craves adult company. Developing relationships with other new moms will not only help preserve your sanity, but could also provide easy opportunities for your little ones to socialise and play together.
Here's how to go about expanding your social circle:
Strike up conversations with women in your childbirth class or the moms-to-be you often see in the waiting room. You'll be raising babies of roughly the same age, and you can experience parenting milestones together.
Hit the gym
Going to mom-and-baby classes at the gym or exercise studio is a great way to meet other new moms in the area. Get to chatting while your tot crawls around and gets extra tired for his next nap – it's a win-win for you both!
Get onto the forums
If you find that it's difficult to meet people, groups with websites like nct.org.uk and Netmums.com can help to connect you with other moms in your area. This way you can start your friendship online, and share experiences.
Be a playground regular
Aim to take your new baby to the park at least once a week. If you go around the same time on the same days, you're likely to run into some other new moms on the same schedule.
It's likely that your new mom friends' schedules are as hectic as yours, so don't worry too much if you don't get together as often. Maximise play dates by adding as many moms to your circle as possible.
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