10 Things I Have Learnt Since Becoming a Mum

Since becoming a mum I have learnt a plethora of new information, from learning how to put a nappy on to learning how to cope with sleepless nights.

Being the kind and sharing person that I am I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve learnt over the last 2 years to enhance your parenting experience.

10 Things I have learnt since becoming a Mum

1. Baby wipes are the best invention ever, from baby bums to make up removal to toilet cleaning their uses are never ending.

Chubs Baby Wipes
Chubs Baby Wipes

2. Poo can, and does, provide a variety of conversational topics from colour and consistency, to what we find in it, to frequency of going. Both you and the baby.

3. How to drink a cup of hot tea or coffee in less than 30 seconds without scalding my mouth (well not too much anyway). Failing that the optimal number of times a cup of tea can be microwaved is three. Anymore and don’t bother. Time to chuck it away and start again.

Hot Coffee anyone?*
Hot Coffee anyone?*

4. Toddlers have selective hearing, they will not hear you bellowing their name telling them TO COME BACK HERE RIGHT NOW. NO I AM NOT JOKING. I AM COUNTING TO THREE….. ONE, TWO….. TWO AND A HALF… but they will hear you from 3 rooms away when you try to sneak a piece of chocolate. Learn how to eat fast or talk like a ventriloquist. I attempt the latter. I fail often. Failure results in sharing. Despite being a mummy now I am still not good at sharing, similar to Joey from Friends

I do not share food

Following on from the bellowing, I am still not entirely sure what happens when I get to three. My toddler understands 2 and 99 hundredths right?

5. Bribery works. But only when it’s something that they want to do anyway. Otherwise you can actually see them snatch the prize then deliberately defy you.

6. That I am slowly turning into my mum. Same sayings. Same empty threats. Same habit of repeating myself in conversations. Still not sure how to break it to my husband that he’s basically married my mother.



Has my mother written all over it…..

Me and Mum
Me and Mum

7. There is not much that chocolate won’t cure. For you or the children.

Chocolate nomnom*
Chocolate nomnom*

8. Soft play is the work of the devil, but in hotter than the sun summer’s of Dubai are a necessary evil. And yes. It IS necessary to applaud the Toddler coming down the (same) slide. 50 times. Each time you go.

Watching him jump into the balls at softplay....
Watching him jump into the balls at softplay….

9. The words to a variety of Disney movies. I could be your pub quiz expert on all things UP, Frozen, Toy Story or Planes. If there is a need for such a thing.

10. And finally, a bit of a slushy one; that there is no better sound than my boys laughing. Unless it’s the Toddler telling me he loves me (and I assume the same will be true of the Baby when he learns to talk)

My boys
My boys

What have you learnt since becoming a mum?

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  1. Fanny
    August 5, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Wonderful post. How do you manage to keep your specs on (your face) without being pulled out and broken?? my lil one keeps pulling out my specs every time!!! and its like a fun task for him.

    • Laura
      August 5, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Not 100% sure, the big one likes to take them off and put them back on me. And the little one isn’t quite at the “grabby” stage…..yet.

  2. August 5, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Loved ‘not sure how to break it to my husband’…although…maybe he’s noticed? šŸ˜‰

    And I’m not sure how to break it to you either but number 4…NOT just a toddler thing. Sorry…just to warn you…it’s gonna get worse.

    • Laura
      August 5, 2015 / 1:06 pm

      He may have noticed……yikes! Still he still married me šŸ™‚ what do you mean it doesn’t get better?!? Sigh. Oh wait, I may also have the afflication when the husband wants me to cook….x

  3. August 5, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Oh yes, that moment where you hear yourself saying exactly what your mum always used to, with exactly the same intonation. I look at her and think it could be worse. My daughter also hasn’t worked out that there’s no actual threat outlined in ‘I’ll count to three’ (yet) although I do think I’d better come up with one before she pushes it beyond ‘one…. two….are you going to make me say three?’

    • Laura
      August 5, 2015 / 6:16 pm

      I get the “look” that says “who are you kidding mummy” when I try and threaten anything!

  4. August 8, 2015 / 11:49 am

    Hehe yes!! I’ve totally turned into my mum and it was a bit scary at first but I’ve now embraced it. I also had a bunch of rules that I was going to implement before he came along. They went out the window very very fast!

    • Laura
      August 8, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Oh yes “the rules” including the baby was going to fit into our life not the other way round. How my mum laughed at me then!!

  5. August 21, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Lol!! The main thing I’ve learned from being a mum is to accept that you will never be in control of anything again. EVER!

    • Laura
      August 29, 2015 / 6:05 pm

      Sigh. You are so right. And I’m a control freak

  6. August 21, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Of course, the most important one of all is….number 7!!!! #FridayFrolics

    • Laura
      August 29, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      Or wine. Wine solves much too….

  7. August 22, 2015 / 2:08 am

    This made me laugh! Particularly the hearing the sneaking of chocolate 3 rooms away and the counting to 3 – what DO we do when we get there?! Currently surviving toddler dramas with my youngest of 3. She’s not giving up easy… #FridayFrolics

    • Laura
      August 29, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      I swear mine has gotten worse the closer he gets to 3. If you figure out what happens when you get to 3 can you let me know??

  8. August 22, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Brilliant. I’ve learnt never to leave the house without a change bag. Even for a quick trip. That’s the time your baby will projectile all over for and you will have to drive home in your bra! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    • Laura
      August 29, 2015 / 6:15 pm

      True story there Claire??

  9. August 4, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Love these! Totally agree with the baby wipes – so which is found out about them before I had children!

    And I have learned to love a cold cup of tea as never get round to drinking it warm!

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