People always tell you how time flies when a little person makes their appearance into the world, but nothing can prepare you for just how quickly the time comes to pass. Those early baby days went by so very quickly, each day presenting a new adventure into the un-predictable journey of being a new parent. There were times when I didn’t know whether I was coming or going, and even one occasion where I found myself in the shower… Still wearing my bra!
The adventure into parenthood for me was a magical, tiring, amazing and exhilarating experience all rolled into one. Each new milestone filled me with so much pride I felt like I could burst, but then that could have partly been down to the broken night’s sleep… The lack of sleep combined with the demands of motherhood soon had me searching for answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. I found the personal experiences of other parents such as my own Mum, a great source of information to help answer all of those questions that were springing into my mind.
SMA Nutrition have recently launched their B.A.B.Y (Baby Advice By You) Campaign, with the aim of building up a library of personal advice from real Mums. This means that the advice being shared is based on their own personal experiences, from ladies who can relate to those long nights, and know all about the military operation that ensues when it comes to leaving the house with a baby!
In those first few weeks after bringing Leo home, I was really lucky to have a fantastic support network, always someone to pose a question to or just to give me a pat on the back, and let me know that I was doing a good job. This is exactly why I think the B.A.B.Y Campaign is so great, the advice being shared will be accessible to Mum’s during those un-sociable hours during the night, offering information and support whenever it is needed.
I am really excited to be involved with the B.A.B.Y Campaign and I will be sharing my own personal piece of advice with you, and encouraging you to share yours via the SMA Nutrition WebsitehereCompetition starts today and all entries must be received by no later than midnight on Sunday, 1 February 2015.
The entries will be judged by the B.A.B.Y Panel of judges, including celebrity Jenni Falconer, fellow blogger Metropolitan Mum and myself. The panel will be putting our heads together and reading all of your personal pieces of advice. Once the competition closes we will be picking our top 10 favourites, who submitted the very best pieces of advice to visit London, so that they can enjoy a fabulous makeover and get to record their golden advice on film! The recorded videos will then be added to The SMA Nutrition You Tube Channel along with the rest of the library! Plus, each winner will also receive a £250 voucher for a local spa of their choice.
I am really looking forward to reading everyone's entries as motherhood is such a unique journey, that’s different for everyone who travels along its winding road. Maybe you have some advice that has been passed down through the generations? Or maybe you have some fantastic advice for travelling with a baby? We want to hear about your experiences and what advice you would give to someone who is just starting out on this rollercoaster adventure.
My personal piece of advice is a simple one, but one that we found very effective during the transition from Moses Basket to the wide open space of the cot. You can view my short vignette below.