Baby groups

(9 Posts)
HannahLou85 Thu 13-Oct-16 22:20:38

When should I start going to mother & baby groups? My baby is 6 weeks old.

user1476140278 Thu 13-Oct-16 22:22:07

When you want to. If you don't want to, don't. They're good for people who need to have company but the baby doesn't need any socialising....I made the mistake of making myself go when I hated it...I thought I'd be robbing my baby of some important experience if I didn't go but it would have been fine not to.

poppopp Thu 13-Oct-16 22:26:40

I started going when she started crawling and was getting bored in the buggy or being in the house.

In the early days they're really more for you.

StrawberryQuik Fri 14-Oct-16 09:10:00

I tried at 3/4 months and DS either slept or took no notice so I left it for a while. I've started again at 6 months and DS seems to enjoy it (shakes a rattle, smiles at Luther babies etc.)

StrawberryQuik Fri 14-Oct-16 09:11:01

Lol at Luther babies, other babies obviously!

SnugglySnerd Fri 14-Oct-16 09:13:18

I started going from about 6 weeks. It was lovely to escape daytime tv and talk to some grown ups!
Don't feel obliged to go through.

welshweasel Fri 14-Oct-16 09:13:34

I went from about 3 weeks onwards. For my own sanity. Baby pretty much slept through it but I got a hot cup of tea and some adult company!

DontStopMovinToTheSClubBeat Fri 14-Oct-16 09:21:21

I went from about 3 months, DS wasn't really aware of much and slept through a lot, but he did seem to enjoy looking at the other babies. It was great to talk to other mum's going through the same stuff and we're now really good friends and meet up independently from the group at each other's houses. Our babies are now approaching 1 year old so they are much more aware of each other now smile

HannahLou85 Fri 14-Oct-16 09:44:43

Great thanks ladies! smile

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