Bumps and Babies

The Best Start Bumps and Babies Group

This group is for mums with a bump or with a baby, (or babies). There are no toddlers allowed so no need to worry abut your little one being trampled on or your coffee getting knocked over, especially as it’s likely to be the only hot cup you’ll get that day.

When I had my first child, I finally got the courage up to go to my local baby and toddler group, it was really early in the day – ours starts at 12.30pm-2pm, and was so noisy with toddlers having a great time. There were lots of mums, not many young babies and apart from a brief conversation about what drink i wanted, no one spoke to me. My baby slept the whole way through it all, I really wanted him to wake up so I had something to do. There were songs, ughs, for those that know me, I cringe at the thought of singing in public…unless it’s at one of Calderdale libraries busy babies groups,  I’d highly recommend these. I hated every moment and vowed i’d never go to one again, and i didn’t. I’m sure there are nice ones out there.

Move on a few years, and through the antenatal courses and baby massage sessions I run, I still hear of mums having the same issues, so I thought a nice quiet, warm room with free parking with small babies would be a gentle start for mums. You could even turn up in your PJ’s if you like. You’ll get cake, sometimes homemade, or biscuits and a hot cup of tea, coffee,(decaf of both available) or herbal, and almond milk is available if you prefer that

There is no agenda, just the chance to meet others in the same position as you. We generally do a name, baby’s name, where do you live? at the beginning and then an informal chat about random things. If people have specific things that they want to discuss…then ask away. Sometimes just the conversations normalise what you might be feeling about as you transition to life with a baby, or even an addition to your family.

If you have any questions please get in touch or just turn up on the day, Andrea 07711 964658 or andrea@thebeststart.co.uk

Monday (term time only) at Copley Cricket Club
Copley Lane, Copley, HX3 0UG (Free Parking)

12.30pm -2pm
£4 ( to cover room hire & refreshments)

Perfect for mums who have started their maternity leave or recently had a baby. An ideal place to meet other parents in the local area and navigate your parenting journey with support.

Suitable for babies that aren’t walking.