Read Your Baby
Read your baby, not a book,
Go on give them a good look.
Listen to what they’re telling you,
Then you’ll know just what to do.
Trust your instincts, you know best,
Give the guilt and doubt a rest.
You know your baby inside out,
I know you do, you know, don’t doubt.
But ‘help’ you cry ‘I don’t know how,
I don’t know what to do right now.
I know, I’ll pick up a baby book,
I’ll only have one real quick look.’
‘Hold on, no wait this isn’t true,
Things it says my baby doesn’t do,
Now I feel worse than I did before,
I don’t know if I’m a good mum anymore.’
It’s when you doubt and feel like this,
Throw out the books, give them a miss.
Sit down somewhere, think things through,
Hear to your instincts speak to you.
They will tell you what to do,
If you trust them to help you through.
Do you need to hold baby tight?
Do your instincts tell you what’s right?
Do you need to ask a friend?
Do you need them wine to send?
Confidence and trust you need,
To use your instincts, sow the seed.
Why don’t you try, give it a go,
And if it works then let me know.
It might be hard first, at the start,
But it soon becomes part of your heart.
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rossmountneyMay 30, 2013 at 10:28 am (10 years ago)
Really lovely! Nice to come across your blog – always believed in the importance of instincts too. There are some lovely posts here I’ve really enjoyed reading! All the best. xReply
InstinctiveMumJune 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm (10 years ago)
Thank you SO much for reading!
LouiseJuly 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm (10 years ago)
I love your philosophy – if I hadn’t of trusted my instincts Amelie would never have been diagnosed!! Love your blog xxxxReply
InstinctiveMumJuly 3, 2013 at 9:43 am (10 years ago)
Thank you, so much! Instincts are so important, especially with your children’s health, mum really does know best xx
Louise (@TattooedMumsy)October 24, 2013 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)
I love this philosophy! I picked one or two of those books when my little boy was a week or so old and its really was the worst thing I could’ve done, I ended up over analysing everything he did…or didnt do! I have now put them away and go with the flow, which was much better because after all the book reading etc he out himself into his own routine anyway and we are all happier!! Great blog! 🙂Reply
instinctivemumNovember 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm (10 years ago)
Yay, thank you!! 🙂