Last year, I was excited when I saw details about the ‘From a Mother to Another’ charity campaign. I had been lucky enough to have a baby shower and receive lots of baby gifts when J was born and I felt passionate about giving something back. This charity campaign, run by JoJo Maman Bebe (one of my favourite baby shops), allowed me to do good with great ease.
“Does your baby sleep through the night yet?” This was what I was asked every time we met someone new, from the supermarket worker, to the old lady waiting at the bus stop, to mums in baby groups for the first 8 months of J’s life. Why are people obsessed with how my baby sleeps? What is it to them? Can’t they tell from the bags under my eyes and the mismatched clothing that I clearly had very little sleep last night? Are they just asking to irritate me?