And our survey says…

Today we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers what prizes they would like to see in the next contest. We had some great responses and would love to offer all of them, but sadly a ‘full night’s sleep’ and a ‘longer weekend’ are a little bit out of our league!

However we did take note and have put together a cool little package to giveaway as the prize for our weekend contest, which includes the most popular requests. So, now all you have to do is enter the contest by answering the following question:

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to a parent-to-be?

How to enter

In order to work within the Facebook fanpage guidelines we are now running all our contests here on the BabyBornFree Blog. Please leave your answer as a comment under this post. If you’d like any help with how to leave a comment then please email us here

The contest will close on Sunday 8th August at 11pm and the winner will be announced on this blog post in the evening of Monday 9th August.

The Prize

A Silicone Teether, a Formula Dispenser, a Trainer Cup and an extra pack of spouts



UPDATE 09/08/10

Our winner is Beth Goodlife, congratulations! And a big thank you to everyone who left a comment ♥


19 Responses to “And our survey says…”

  1. 1 Beth August 6, 2010 at 19:34

    Follow your instincts, take each day as it comes and breathe!

  2. 2 Second TimeMummy August 6, 2010 at 19:36

    Enjoy every precious minute of your childs life – the time goes so quickly!!

  3. 3 Danielle baker August 6, 2010 at 19:37

    Enjoy it all and make the most of each and every precious moment.
    Babies grow up so fast 🙂

  4. 4 Beth Goodlife August 6, 2010 at 19:40

    You will know your baby, listen to advice offered by friends/well meaning relatives but also remember you don’t have to use it. How you bring your child up is up to you.
    Don’t expect too much from yourself once baby has arrived because having a newborn is tiring and if someone offers help while you catch up on sleep/have some you time take it, but make sure they know their boundaries. 🙂

  5. 5 nicola reynolds August 6, 2010 at 19:41

    when the baby arrives if some one offers help accept it even if its just to sit with baby for 20 mins while you get a shower, one of my major errors was trying to do everything myself! I was drained and irratable as I was so tired and didnt have a second to myself

  6. 6 Joanne West August 6, 2010 at 19:45

    Make sure you have a break for some ‘me’ time now and again so you don’t go crazy!

  7. 7 Andrena Harrison August 6, 2010 at 19:50

    Some great advice already.

    Talk to your partner.
    Try to maintain the relationship that you had before. Yes it will change and adapt, but remember that before your bundle of joy came along it was just you two and that needs to stay strong.
    Tell them how you are feeling, and ask for help when you need it, (and you will need it!!!)

  8. 8 bella smyth August 6, 2010 at 19:52

    alway set aside 20 mins aday, (while baby naps) to pamper your self with a facepack or just have a little nap you will feel so much better after

  9. 9 Nicola Grantham August 6, 2010 at 19:56

    I am a strong believer of laid back parents means laid back baby, so try not to get too stressed out, just go with it all and you and baby will find it so much easier. My littke boy is 2 and is still the most laid back child! And also, don’t let midwives/health visitors bully you into breast feeding. If it’s not right for you or baby then that’s just the way it is. Don’t feel guilty about it. Whatever is best for baby will work.

  10. 10 Kirsty Budgen August 6, 2010 at 19:58

    Don’t beat yourself up. You are doing the best for your child. You might not believe it, but you DO know the answers.

  11. 11 Zara Roberts August 6, 2010 at 20:02

    Enjoy every second you have with your baby, take photographs daily as they go up so quickly and remember that they are so special (even when they are screaming at 2am).
    A second piece of advice would be to accept any help that is offered, you will realise how important your baby is to you more when you get them back in your arms and gaze into their eyes and see that special smile reserved only for you (it really does make your heart melt!)

  12. 12 laura kirk August 6, 2010 at 20:04

    the advice i would give is, don’t get worked up or stressed if your baby isn’t doing something they should or if something isn’t working. All babies do things at different times, just go with the flow and you will enjoy your baby to the fullest xx

  13. 13 Melissa Blake August 6, 2010 at 20:15

    My advice would be “All babies are different, try not to compare as they’re all wonderfully unique”

  14. 14 rae h August 6, 2010 at 21:04

    My advice would be … ignore all advice lol, I know its all meant well but do whats best for you and your baby,they are all very different!
    sleep when baby sleeps, ignore the dust it will still be there when you actually feel up to dusting and if anyone offers to hoover or help in the house dont be embarrassed, say yes and sit and watch whilst enjoying cuddling your baby ;o)
    Oh and remember, absolutely no-one is a perfect parent no matter what they might tell you!

  15. 15 emma August 7, 2010 at 06:36

    Try not to have set ideas. Each baby is very different.

  16. 16 Anna August 7, 2010 at 10:21

    Go with your baby’s needs but have a point of reference each day eg.a bath at a regular time to help to regularise a 24 huor day!

  17. 17 Di Coke August 7, 2010 at 15:04

    My advice would be to spend time with childless friends. Every day you’ll be worrying about sleep patterns, nappy contents, sticky eyes and other dull baby stuff. Meet up with your old mates and gossip about films, celebrities, workmates, football… ANYTHING except babies. It will make you feel (briefly) human again!

  18. 18 Gillian Moloney August 7, 2010 at 15:07

    The best advice i would give is to tell them that it is their baby not anyone elses and to do what works for them. if that means the baby sleeps with them so be it, if it means the baby is bottle fed so be it. if it means that they only use certain products or buy cotton clothing so be it. the advice is to do what they think is best and to ignore everyone elses judgements. listen to what others say but remember it is easy to give advice when the baby doesnt belong to them. no one knows your baby like you do. stand up to those who accuse you of doing the wrong thing, unless of course you are causing your baby harm or neglect. enjoy your baby and relax. just know that your baby loves you regardless of your sometimes bumbled efforts to look after them. get as much sleep as you can and dont feel guilty if breastfeeding doesnt work. that is what i would tell them.

  19. 19 bubbleboo August 8, 2010 at 10:37

    Always trust your instincts, if you feel something is right (or wrong!) for your child, then it probably is. Never let anyone else shout you down.

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