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Making mum friends

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skybluepinkish Wed 05-Apr-17 11:40:12

Hello All

I had my DS in October last year and left my job to take care of him. I didn't realize how much I would miss the adult company during the day and although I'm very lucky to have friends I can see in the evenings/weekends I really miss having people to chat with in person during the day and people to talk 'baby' with. I'd also love my DS to have other babies to interact with. I've had no success so far in making any mum friends and am so limited regarding baby groups as I don't drive. Basingstoke has several baby groups but most seem to be several bus rides away and the local one I attended was much older kids and no parents only babysitters/daycarers (who were very nice to me but all old colleagues and were there for work not looking for friends). I have tried a few mum meetup apps/websites with no success and don't know what more to do. I just feel very isolated. Any suggestions?

FataliePorkman Wed 05-Apr-17 11:43:37

Are you going back to work OP? I felt like this at first and wasn't going to go back to work but decided to. Best thing I could of done tbh as I was starting to feel a bit low and resentful that my partner at the time was going to work and having "adult" time.

Could you learn to drive? I did one of those intensive courses and was on the road within a couple of weeks. They aren't for everyone though so make sure you do some research into them

Oly5 Wed 05-Apr-17 11:46:03

I suffered this and did eventually make some pals but going back to work part-time was a saviour in making me feel normal! I also think you should try to learn to drive - it would boost your confidence and give you more options.
When your son goes to formal nursery aged 3 or so you will meet other mums, and again via school. But I know it's a long turn to wait

SquatBetty Wed 05-Apr-17 15:22:55

Do you have any churches within walking distance or easy public transport distance, OP? They often run weekly baby/toddler groups and are cheap to attend.

MommaGee Wed 05-Apr-17 15:33:24

Do you have an art gallery in town? Lots of these now run play groups. Also try local church etc.
We do a 50 min trek each way top most of our play groups, 2 buses each way bit it does mean b no one else is local.
So pleased I did NOT classes

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