This week on TalkMum, we’re talking about how technology has changed how we deal with pregnancy and being mums. TalkMum blogger Natalie gives us her top three reasons why she thinks Facebook is great for mums!
When I had my first baby it is true to say that I felt a bit lost. We’d moved out of London and were living out in the sticks, well Berkshire, I’d given up my job in PR and was too late to join any ante-natal classes so finding Facebook was a saving grace for me, and pretty much a life line for a while.
Escape the baby talk
I know it isn’t the same as a chat and coffee but social media does make you feel like you are in the loop and connecting with adults. When you are sleep deprived, have a baby suffering from colic and are drowning in nappies and puree, this can be comforting and brings some sanity to your day.
I was able to chat with my girlfriends about their day at work whilst feeding my little baby and looking at what my sister was up to in Somerset was the next best thing to go doing and seeing her. In short, it was an easy way to link up with new friends as well and start building relationships with new ones.
Share your gorgeous photos
I loved being able to upload images of Eddie onto my page for everyone to look at, and got some great responses. However, I know it isn’t for everyone and some people don’t want their photos online, BUT you can restrict who sees your pages, you only put up what you are happy for others to see and you have to actually accept friend requests so you can be choosy about who sees what.
Keep in touch
I first joined 5 years ago and still today I love Facebook; I find that it is a great way for me to keep in touch with not only my mummy friends but my extended family all over the world, old work mates, fab flat mates, school buddies and friends who live in far-away places that are warmer and less rainy than Blighty.
There is nothing like face to face contact and physical interaction but social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family and let them see how beautiful your little ones are, even if they don’t see them day-to-day like you do!