Frequently asked questions

Is The New Mum's Notebook just for new mums?

Ideally, yes as the notebook is divided into the first 12 months of motherhood. Each month includes articles relevant to that stage, journal pages for a new mum to write on and some positive affirmations and tips for keeping her mind and body healthy. If you buy it for a new mum with a six month old, for example, there will be earlier articles that won't be as relevant, such as 'The first 12 days with a newborn.' Having said that the journal pages aren't dated, the affirmations can apply to any stage and they will still love using it.

Is The New Mum’s Notebook only for first time mums?

Definitely not. I believe you’re a new mum no matter what ’round’ you’re on, because each baby is so different. Whilst having practical skills in looking after a previous baby definitely helps, lots of the doubts and worries that come with that first time occur every time you have a baby. I’m not sure you ever feel totally confident in what you’re doing plus you’re always sleep deprived and need to hear you’re doing ok. Also, you’re juggling the demands of having more than one child, so you need just as much support as a first time mum. Often more.

Are there enough journal pages for one a day?

This isn't a diary and I didn't want any mum to feel pressured to have to write in the notebook too frequently so there are pages for 8 days of every month and a further 12 blank notes pages at the back of the notebook to continue writing down any personal, feeding or weaning notes. I also encourage new mums to use the handy pocket at the back to keep any important notes, letters, or keepsakes.