Most of us mothers can relate to how hard or challenging it can be to be a new mum.
The deprivation of sleep, forgetting to take a shower, weight gain/loss, being harmonal, moody, living in a new country etc …..
Quite frankly all these issues can be downright daunting at times if not for the most part.
If you are used to having a small network, Then, We all know how hard it can be to meet people and establish friendships.
But to meet people when you hardly leave the house with a new baby, well that’s just nearly impossible.
There are plenty of activities to participate in if you’re a first time (second, third or plus more) mum.
You just have to pluck up the courage to get out there and think ‘I can do this’ and be a little bit gregarious around strangers.
So here’s a little bit about what I’ve experienced in Silkeborg:
So you already have something in common with few Mums to be.
We compared stories about our new little ‘guldklumper new born‘ and it was a nice way to share worries, questions and experiences about what we know and don’t know!
We met at each other’s houses and chatted, drank tea/ coffee, ate buns and mostly talked about what our babies were up to.
Apart from the Mother group I also joined Babysalmesang/Baby hymns
Here’s what I have experienced during my time!
What is Babysalmesang?
This is a musical group for parents, grand-parents\Guardian and babies from approx 2-12 months.
The ‘musical leader’ plays instruments and sings songs to stimulate your baby visually, aurally and verbally.
Afterwards you’re invited for refreshments and a hygge/cozy setting in the church hall. It’s a great way to meet new people and best of all, they’re almost always 95% living in the same city!
Which is a good idea to extend ones network.
Baby swimming is also another great activity for you and your baby.
Typically there’s 8-10 other babies with parents, so again, it’s a chance to get out and meet like-minded people.
If you’re brave enough, they’ll talk you into dunking your baby so that he/she swims under the water to you.
It’s all about what you make of it. Be brave and talk to other parents in the pool or changing room (even if you are completely naked) it’s completely normal so don’t be shy!
The next place I would recommend is the Silkeborg library….
Apart from their huge selection of great books, a dressing- up box and play/ picnic area.
Its just take ones curiosity like a new born baby!