It’s time for us to reveal the second batch of top parenting tips we received in last week’s competition! The standard of entries was incredibly high and it was pretty tough to choose the best tips, but we eventually chose 30 winners who each won a £30 voucher to spend at Clothing at Tesco!
If you missed the first installment of brilliant tips and tricks yesterday, be sure to check them out – and stay tuned as we run through Part Two below!
To kick things off, we start with Oliver and Nicola who had some tricks for families with older siblings:
“Get your other children involved in helping with the baby, will help you out & help them feel more involved!”
“if you’re having your 2nd baby make sure you get a gift for your other child from the new baby. This way the older child will not feel left out at will see the new baby as a good thing as it brought a present with it for them”
There are lots of ways Tesco’s can give you a helping hand with your bundle of joy, as Cheryl, Donna and Rose spotted:
“Baby clothes… family buy you loads and loads and loads of cute clothes, which all have one thing in common: they’re for Sunday best. What you really want is babygros. We got half a dozen from Tesco’s for a £10. So much easier to change for the first few weeks!”
“Don’t spend an absolute fortune on your baby’s wardrobe!!! They grow out of them so quick and the weather in this country is so unpredictable, both my children had clothes they had only managed to wear once or twice before they grew out of them. Best thing to do is buy affordable good quality clothing (like Tesco’s!!!) instead of going for big designer outfits. The extra money you save then comes in useful for taking the children on days out so it benefits all the family.”
“My best baby tip as a mammie of an 8 month old is to join the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club, I got all the advice I need from my pregnancy through to feeding, getting a good night’s sleep & more.. I use the site frequently… get signed up today!”
Finally, there was some great advice on how to look after mum too:
“When you have a new born baby, Don’t think you can do it all. After the trauma of birth your body does need rest! If someone you trust offers to look after the baby for a short while so you can rest, don’t feel guilty that you should be spending every second with the baby….. because if you get chance to rest, the time you have with your baby will be better quality.”
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are all mums in training.”
“My tip is never forget to tell your child how special they are & that you love them every day. Teach them to be proud of who they are.”
“From the start, don’t compare yourself to other mums. Don’t panic if your friend is back in shape weeks after the birth or someone elses baby is sleeping through at six weeks and you are still up in the night. You will have your own way of doing things and just enjoy your baby!”
“Never, ever feel guilty. There is no such thing as “the perfect mum”. Do it your way, 9.9/10 it will be the right way.”
“Band together with fellow and recent new moms for support! Collectively you will know the best up-to-date information and the emotions are still fresh on everyone’s minds. Mum’s advice is good, but advise from your peers is easier to relate to.”
“Children love praise so try to tell them everyday how proud and happy you are of the things they’ve done in the day. This is a great way to build their confidence.”
There’s still time to get a bundle for your special bundle, with 20% off all baby and toddler clothing online until Wednesday 6th April, so be quick! Click here to view all the items on offer.