The fine line between sharing and telling…
Prior to having a baby I had no clue what I was doing, and you know what, I still don’t.
I’ve read one book, Googled everything, and sought doctor’s advice when the internet churned out too many opinions for me to make a responsible decision.
Yet I have this incredible desire to share ‘my wisdom’ with mummies to be, and over the last few weeks I’ve noticed how ‘sharing’ can turn into ‘telling’.
When I was pregnant, I hanged on every story and piece of advice from any mum I knew. I even sat Fatima down (amazing mummy blogger @fatimamac) and asked for her must-have baby list.
Lucky for me, everyone had a different experience cause guess what, every baby is different! So I never felt like was preached at or forced into buying, or doing something I wasn’t keen on. Granted, we did make a few purchase at one too many recommendations that turned out to be useless, but hey it’s all a learning curve.
Another Dubai based mummy blogger Kat Lebrasse (who is expecting her second) once told me that she never recommends anything, but simply shares what has worked and what’s hasn’t worked for her, and honestly that’s the best thing you can do.
So while I’m super keen to stress how much I love my Joolz pram, or how I wish I got a BabyBjorn carrier, it’s actually a great privilege as a mum-to-be to research and find what works best for you and your partner.
So as Baz Luhrmann said, ‘Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.’
Now is that sharing, or telling?
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