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Don't want to miss out on any mum panics

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Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 18:34:13

I am really enjoying motherhood but it does seem to be a string of worries and panics fuelled by MN and I'd like to know what's next!!

Eating the wrong thing while pregnant
Insufficient in utero bonding
Doing something to cause premature labour
Going post dates and causing stillbirth
Giving of formula over BF or causing nipple confusion
Bed sharing causing smothering
Not co-sleeping causing distress to baby
Not having a routine causing 'rod for own back' syndrome
Having too much routine causing distress to baby
Not sleep training
Sleep training
Using those plug socket protectors
Plonking in front of cartoons is bad
Play pens being evil bang goes my no cartoon strategy
Early gender stereotyping resulting from pink / blue babygros / toys
Big fruit vs bananas cut into tiny slices and quarters
Weaning too early
Weaning too late
looking at mumsnet instead of giving DC 100% attention 100% of the time

That gets me to 4 months! Have I missed any worries/panics and what's next to freak out about? I want to get this just right...

Ginmakesitallok Mon 01-Aug-16 18:35:09

You haven't mentioned any of the poo worries

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 18:38:59

I know toilet training looms in the future and have learned that icy wash downs while smiling are psychopathic not the way to go...

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 18:41:45

Argh!!! Yes!!! Poo!!

Too much poo
Not enough poo
Giving calpol to make the little bastard sleep around Men B vaccine
Should the BCG weeping pus

Familyof3or4 Mon 01-Aug-16 19:02:05

Poo the wrong colour

missm0use Mon 01-Aug-16 19:09:04

Not only poo the wrong colour but the absence of poo! My DD (who's now 6 months) once went 10 days without even so much as a tiny shartshock! I've now learned it's totally normal! smileXx

paxillin Mon 01-Aug-16 19:34:00

Are you doing letter cards and baby Einstein yet? S/HE IS FALLING BEHIND! And do register for Soccertots and ballet, all the good coaches will be booked up by the time s/he will be 18months old.

Me624 Mon 01-Aug-16 19:35:21

Purées vs BLW! Already causing quite a lot of healthy debate in my social circles (babies all 5-6 months)

Pestilence13610 Mon 01-Aug-16 19:36:22

Wow that's a lot of worries and you haven't got to immunisations yet.

percythepenguin Mon 01-Aug-16 19:54:06

Baby not crawling yet, when we they going to crawl?
Oh shit, the baby is crawling, how do I keep him safe?

FastWindow Mon 01-Aug-16 20:01:42

Yy to the after school clubs. How many is too many? Should they do ballet or karate? Learn the bassoon? Why cant they ride a bike yet, or swim? Cubs is good for them/missed the deadline, will they be scarred for life?

PixieMiss Mon 01-Aug-16 20:06:59

Is he getting enough sensory play?
Am I doing enough/the right classes?
Does he need yet another Lamaze toy on his pram?
When do I switch the pram carrycot to the seat bit?
On and on it goes!

CigarsofthePharoahs Mon 01-Aug-16 20:23:35

Are they using screens too much vs are you holding them back by not letting them get to grips with modern technology
Are you getting them plenty of chances to socialise vs bullying kids at play sessions and managing to catch every bug going
Encouraging independence and confidence vs ending up with an unmanageable badly behaved little so and so
We have a cat. I have been told that this is a good idea as my children are less likely to have allergies to do plenty of early exposure and also that I am a truly terrible parent who doesn't care as my cat will either smother them or infect them with toxoplasmosis and they'll die. Actually my cat hates both of them and spends most of her time lurking at the bottom of the garden.
I have come to the conclusion that I'm only going to get it wrong anyway and as my youngest is the stubbornest fussiest toddler you can hope to meet, if he's relatively clean, dressed and has at least eaten something then it can't be too bad.

EveOnline2016 Mon 01-Aug-16 20:26:55

You are a very bad mum not to even mention a savings plan for uni yet

zoobaby Mon 01-Aug-16 20:45:21

Crucial one... how to extricate child from their vest after a poo-nami.

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 20:48:57

My favourite worries are all the ones that come with RISK OF DEATH, like choking and plug sockets. Oh and I forgot there was the week of hind milk fore milk green poo yellow poo paranoia. then this midwife just went 'oh that's a myth'.

SaucyJack Mon 01-Aug-16 20:51:03

Don't forget to sterilise All The Things.

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 20:52:13

zoobaby Poo-nami! DH and I have spent many an hour coming up with names for these...
The A-poo-calypse
And my personal favourite:
Vladimir Poo-tin...

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 20:52:38


Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 20:55:36

The Poo-ba Missile Crisis.

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 01-Aug-16 20:55:50

The vomit doesn't stop by the way. My daughter threw up on me in the car on the first day of sixth form!!

Thingmcthingyface Mon 01-Aug-16 20:57:31

SaucyJack OR Steralizing All The Things will cause lifetime of poor immunity. Sterilise None Of The Things.

SeamstressfromTreacleMineRoad Mon 01-Aug-16 21:48:44

Just one word - Nits...! shock

sparechange Mon 01-Aug-16 21:53:31

Skiing/rugby/horse riding cause certain death and/or paralysis and therefore markers for neglectful parenting
OR are essential for the model MC childhood

hazeimcgee Mon 01-Aug-16 22:02:56

Insufficient in utero bonding??????

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