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To ask the difference between Mumsnet and Netmums

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Emlou07 Sat 16-Dec-17 08:36:22

Mumsnet seems more brutal (not that that's always a bad thing)

I haven't posted on Netmums yet.

Is there much difference in your opinion?

Tobuyornot99 Sat 16-Dec-17 08:37:31

This question gets asked a lot, the standard response seems to be "30k a year and a MSc", or a variation of this.

DailyMaileatmyshit Sat 16-Dec-17 08:38:46

Netmums is softer, a bit kinder (but it always in a good way).

Lots of hugs, Hun and your bubba your rulez.

Codlet Sat 16-Dec-17 08:40:22

NM is better for the local boards. MN is better for acerbic wit.

OhforfucksakeFay Sat 16-Dec-17 08:40:49

MN is middle class

mercurymaze Sat 16-Dec-17 08:42:58

Mn is not middle class at all Agree that nm better for local advice

SootSprite Sat 16-Dec-17 08:44:44

I think NetHuns is inhabited by those who think a sparkly dummy is the height of sophistication.

MN is where the grown-ups go.

MoistCantaloupe Sat 16-Dec-17 08:45:50

Sorry but MN is more middle class. I used to sell digital advertising as it skews middle class.

MoistCantaloupe Sat 16-Dec-17 08:46:18

And not as.

AllMyBestFriendsAreMetalheads Sat 16-Dec-17 08:47:03

Netmums has a swear filter.

ghostyslovesheets Sat 16-Dec-17 08:47:30

Not sure as I have never been to NM but I think MN is where those banned from NM come

Neither of them compares to Bad Mothers Club - god I miss BMC 😛

x2boys Sat 16-Dec-17 08:49:09

Horses for courses these threads always end up as a btchfest most of the bitching come from people who claim never to have been on Netmums....

ShowMePotatoSalad Sat 16-Dec-17 08:49:17


Aww hunni ur doin' fine. Don't listen to your MIL she's mental!! xox


I do heartily declare that one is planning a picky supper in honour of my intelligent, genius DC who was reading Keats as he emerged from the womb, and I would AIBU to consider serving sausage rolls? My friend is a "veggan" and I don't want to embarrass her. In addition my MIL believes them to be vulgar.

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 16-Dec-17 08:49:45

I have made this comment before on a similar thread:

Netmums tells you what you want to hear.
Mumsnet tells you what you need to hear.

MrsRamiMalek Sat 16-Dec-17 08:49:55

SootSprite has it.

Also I think you have to be at least a little intelligent to hold your own on MN.

EnglishGirlApproximately Sat 16-Dec-17 08:50:13

I think MN has a middle class image but in reality the demographic is far more mixed than Netmums. There are a lot of posters on here claiming benefits, struggling for money, and at the other end of the scale posters who —say they—are very wealthy.

NM seems more average income working class to me, less diverse. Most mums I know locally are far more like the NM posters.

Mumsnet is my preference as I like reading the politics and feminism threads, I find them informative and I don’t see that on NM. What I don’t like on here is the snobbery, so what if they have tickers and sparkly dummies - doesn’t make them inferior.

Namechangetempissue Sat 16-Dec-17 08:53:15

We can swear on MN.

NM is strictly no naughty words and lots of tickers with 'lil bubz is 5 months!' etc.

SoftlyCatchyMonkey1 Sat 16-Dec-17 08:54:18

The liberal usage of the word 'cunt'.

Namechangetempissue Sat 16-Dec-17 08:54:56

To add, I don't have any issue with other people liking tickers, they just are not for me! Doesn't mean I'm right!

HidingBehindTheWallpaper Sat 16-Dec-17 08:59:38

Fucking loads.

I tried NM once when I was TTCing but it was too pink and purple. And the tickers. Oh they were annoying.
Also, as a childfree woman I generally feel welcome here (although I have to justify it every so often). There is so much on here that has nothing to do with having children although the women here clearly love their children very dearly their children are not the centre of their very existence, they have other interests.
However I get the feeling with NM that if you are not completely centred on your children then you have nothing.

MoistCantaloupe Sat 16-Dec-17 08:59:56

Namechange you are right

mammmamia Sat 16-Dec-17 09:09:46

Miles apart IMO.
Treated like grown ups here.
Swearing permitted. No tickers and not too many colours. The tickers on Nm drove me crazy!

Mummyoflittledragon Sat 16-Dec-17 09:16:49

What are tickers?

Netmums seems as if it suits the highly groomed and false nailed to me. Mumsnet has more substance but with that comes brutal honesty that you don’t find on Netmums. Every days a school day on mumsnet. If I were on Netmums, I think I’d have pulled all my hair out by now reading some of the posts I imagine the one brain cell working incredibly hard.

mypoosmellsofroses Sat 16-Dec-17 09:17:53

Not a question of better or worse, my own personal preference is MN, bit like a pub, you might go in 2 pubs in the same town and find that you just like the feel and ambience of one over the other.
Thinking about NM though reminded me of the horrific time at work when I spoke to someone from NM (work in child related industry and they were looking for us to advertise with them) and my mouth said Net huns to her before my brain caught up with me blush

charliebear78 Sat 16-Dec-17 09:19:16

I used to always post on Netmums-Tis true that they are a lot softer over there.
However I also do not think it is as popular as Mumsnet-hence why I came over here to the dark side!
Threads on there either get no reply or only one or two.

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