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8 of the little things that make parenting great

It’s the little victories in life as a parent that can just make your day

The little things that make our day as parents

From finding that special toy to getting that stubborn stain out, little victories that make you rock as a mum

It’s the little things…

  • Waking first
  • Finding that special teddy

Baby asleep with teddy bear

It’s true what they say, it’s the little things that matter and there is nothing more rewarding as a parent then little triumphs that can make your whole day.

Do you recognise any of these?

1. Waking up to quiet

That very rare morning when you wake up and realise the baby is still asleep. Doesn’t happen often but such a little treat when it does.

2. The nappy saviour

You get an explosive nappy, we all know those, and open the drawer, no nappies. Panic! You use one hand to hold the baby and the other to rummage round the changing bag praying there is one there, and there is!

3. Getting that stubborn stain out

It’s always the favourite outfit that gets the worst possible thing spilt on it (that doesn’t change as they get older either!) and you look and think, I’ll never get that out. You spray every stain remover you ever bought in a vain hope it will work. It comes out the machine, and it has worked!

4. And down

After having to carry your little one for what feels like days with no break, you finally have that release of putting them down. 

5. Finding lost gold

Well, that’s what it feels like. Of all the teddies to lose, of course your little one loses the one he just can’t sleep without, but what a fantastic feeling when you find it in the bottom of the washing pile. Top mum!

6. Matching EVERY sock

That very rare occasion when you sort the washing and manage to match up every single, tiny, patterned, plain sock in the pile. Brilliant.

7. Quiet toilet break 

The one time you manage to go to the toilet and don’t get interrupted by anyone.

8. Sleep time

When you watch your little one drift innocently off to sleep for the night and start to plan how you might spend the next couple of quiet hours. A glass of wine? Chat to friends? Actually, you’ll probably just settle for half an hour of TV that doesn’t have any talking animals in it.

It’s the little things…

  • Waking first
  • Finding that special teddy

8 of the little things that make parenting great