1. What new mum has time to bake? Seriously? Newborns are hard work (as if you didn’t know) and finding time to mix up some sponge, never mind think about a recipe, is a thing of days gone by. Now, this might not be a big deal for you but if you’re a lover of all things cake-y or you know a new mum who is, Mima Sinclair’s Mug Cakes is a must have book.

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  2. Does motherhood define you? Are you a parent first and partner, friend, daughter, aunty after? And what about ‘me’ – where does that fit in? A new joint study by a Mumsnet and marketing firm Saatchi and Saatchi has revealed how mums really feel about themselves. Check out these ten truths:

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  3. Baby sleeping bags – no, not the camping kind; the ‘specially-made-for-baby-in-bed kind. Two of my three children lived in their sleeping bags – summer, winter, all year round. They’re great – the kids and the sleeping bags. I haven’t, for whatever reason, used a sleeping bag as much for my littlest, until recently. Now that the cold is here (and I keep finding my nine-month-old wriggler snoozing on top of his blanket), I’ve fished out his older sisters’ 2.5 tog sleeping bag.

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  4. Believe it or not, mums-in-law have become popular birthing partners. You may not think that twenty per cent sounds a lot – twenty per cent referring to the number of women who’d want a paternal grandmother present at the birth – but maybe think of the statistic as one in five. One in five women would want their MIL standing at the other end of their birthing canals as babs rears its colossal (but beautiful) head.

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  5. Don’t you love dreamers – people who are willing to take risks in the name of following their passions? It’s a brave thing to do and it’s exactly what Sian Ball, head designer at Chamomile Baby did. After nearly 10 years in the clothing and design industry, Sian ditched her full time job to do what she loves – design babywear! A fan of the creativity and fun associated with coming up with great baby clothes, Sian launched a label that stands for ‘babywear’, not the ‘mini-adult’ type of clothing that the high street tends to favour.

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