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9 things you SHOULD say to a new mum

Sometimes knowing what is the right thing to say to a new mum can be difficult, especially with the constant advice on what NOT to say and society’s focus on political correctness. At times it can feel like there is really nothing left that we can say to new mums, until now!

What You SHOULD Say To A New Mum

Nine Things You SHOULD Say To A New Mum

1. “Here’s dinner.”

The best advice I have for you is not to offer but to just do it. Mums naturally refuse help when offered but we won’t refuse a home cooked meal at our door.

So a dropping off an ‘I made extra dinner and thought you may be able to use it’ will always go down a treat.

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2. “Enjoy this coffee.”

As above, dropping by and leaving a coffee at the front door because you were just in the neighbourhood will make a new mum smile.

Most mums need, want, crave a really good coffee first thing in the morning but usually can’t leave the house to get it.

3. “You look incredible!”

Regardless of the sleepless nights, the battle to breastfeed and the fact they might not have brushed their hair, give them a compliment.

4. “You’re a natural.”

Compliment her on how comfortable she looks with her baby. It is human nature to doubt ourselves and question our ability to be a good mother.

Therefore, the biggest and most meaningful compliment you could ever give the new mum in your life is to tell her how easy she makes it looks.

9 Things You SHOULD Say To A New Mum

5. “How was the birth?”

Birth is the most animalistic experience a woman will ever go through and we all naturally want to be able to talk in depth about it.

We all secretly want to be able to share all the gory details to someone who won’t freak out. So ask, listen and ask further questions.

She is going to be proud to share her story and so very grateful to have the stage to do so. Here is one of my birth stories.

6. “Can I get you anything from the shop?”

Send a simple Facebook message or text asking if they need anything from the shops while you’re there. You never know if a new mum is about to run out of nappies, wipes, milk or bread.

Send the offer because she may be desperate and having one of those days where she can’t leave the house.

7. “Tomorrow is a new day.”

I personally cannot stand all the phrases such as ‘this too shall pass’ and ‘we have all been through it’. However, at the end of a particularly bad day and after being allowed the time to vent, sometimes the best piece of advice (especially from seasoned mothers) is…

Tomorrow is a new day and anything is possible.

8. “It’s okay.”

Reassure the new mum in your life that it’s okay to cry, laugh, feel and overwhelmed all while feeling overjoyed and madly in love with their newborn. Tell then all their emotions and reactions are okay and actually totally normal.

9. “All babies cry.”

One of the biggest shocks new mums get is how much newborns cry during their third to fourth week of life. When they’re so young crying is the only way they know how to get attention.

A gentle reminder that this is normal could be just what an exhausted and sleep-deprived mum needs to hear.

When all is said and done, all the new mums of the world really want is some validation that they are going okay. They also need and want some loving support from their loved ones and time to wash away the day.

So offer exactly that and you will be giving her exactly what she needs!

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written by:

Jessica Black

Jess is a fiercely passionate storyteller who is mad about fitness and wine drinking, usually not at the same time. She’s a freelance writer who juggles being a mummy to three and hospitality work. When she’s not busy tapping away on her keyboard with a smile on her face she’s chasing the kids or jogging on the beach.