As a first time mother, while I was pregnant with my daughter, I worried about pretty much everything. After 9 blissful weeks with just a positive pregnancy test result I started to get morning sickness. I googled and googled all the time to find out what was normal and what wasn’t. I didn’t know a person could feel so rough with such a special package growing inside them. As the pregnancy went on, I felt invaded and searched frantically for ways to cope with different emotions and my changing body. Once I was over the worst of the morning sickness, I began to read about how my baby was developing. It was amazing to be able to see how big she was at each point and what was happening with her life.
Later on in the pregnancy I started to nest, looking for things for the baby like her first outfit, her bed etc… I also read a lot about how to engage with her, feeding, soothing and entertaining her. Sources of information I still get emails from and find helpful even now my daughter is 2 years old now are online baby clubs like this Cow & Gate one. They gave me tips on things like breastfeeding, helping the baby with sleep and also provided regular emails with information about to help me understand what was going on with my baby at each stage of her development. I came to look forward to their emails as it was a helpful reminder I wasn’t alone and help and support was right there if I wanted it. I remember even doing an online chat with another mum from the website asking about how I could survive with the very little sleep I was getting during the first months.
Cow & Gate baby club are one of the clubs I found via the Emma’s Diary information pack given to me by my midwife. I’ve been contacted by them to offer my expecting readers the opportunity to win a free toy and receive helpful advice during your pregnancy and beyond. I remember receiving recipe ideas, and lots of useful tips to help with breastfeeding and later weaning. You would think that a company who make baby milk might not be the best to give breastfeeding advice but I never felt pressured into supplementing my exclusively breastfed baby with formula milk until she was 6 months old. There are lots of other mums and support networks you can access from the club so there’s something for every parent on there.
C&G will provide you with a handy diary and a free cuddly cow if you visit them via this LINK and sign up.
I would highly recommend you take a look and sign up for your free cuddly toy. If you find it’s not your thing it’s very easy to unsubscribe but hang on a while and see what they have to offer as I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. They were a great source of help and advice through my journey from bump to baby.
To get your hands on a free cute cuddly cow, head on over HERE!
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