How To Find A Mum’s Group In Brisbane
How To Find A Mum’s Group In Brisbane
When you first become a mum it’s a significant time of change in your life and you can often feel vulnerable and unsure of yourself. So it is great if you can find a mums group in Brisbane to help you share the ups and downs of motherhood.
A group of mums that are going through the exact same thing as you can help to make those first few months a little easier. And you’ll often find your mother’s group stays with you as your kids grow up.
Finding a mums group in Brisbane gives you an instant support network where you can talk about your experiences and concerns and share a few laughs along the way.
It can be a great way to help get you out of the house, make new friends and talk to others who are in the same position as you.
So how do you go about finding a mums group in Brisbane?
Via your Community Health Centre
You will have a postpartum checkup at your local community health centre about 6 to 8 weeks after giving birth. During this appointment, a child health nurse will suggest a mums group that you can join.
Commonly the clinic will arrange the first few meetings and discuss topics such as feeding and sleeping. After that, they will encourage you to keep in touch with the new mums that you have met and more often than not you will continue to catch up on a regular basis.
You’ll often find that while you are off on maternity leave you will catch up quite regularly. But once you go back to work it can get tricky to catch up in person but staying in touch online is quite common.
Join a playgroup
If your bub is a little bit older you may have missed the window of time to find a mothers group via the community health centre.
So joining a playgroup could be a good option for you. Playgroups allow you the chance to meet other parents while your little one has a fun time playing and learning.
Check with Playgroup QLD to find out the playgroup closest to you.
Peach Tree Parents Groups
If you missed out on joining a mothers group, or feel like you haven’t found the right group for you a Peach Tree Parent Group might best just what you are looking for.
They do their best to create an environment that welcomes all parents. As well as meeting other parents they also have guest speakers who share their knowledge about all things parenting.
The groups rin for 90 minutes each week for a 6 week period. With activities including baby song and rhyme, yoga, infant massage, nutrition and much more.
With groups for three different ages groups from newborn to age three, this can be a great option for those mums that have moved to Brisbane when their bub is a little older. Or simply didn’t join a group when you first had your little one
Check with your local library
Your local library will often run story time or rhyme time for babies and toddlers. You will find that if you attend the same sessions each week you will start to get to know the mums and bubs that attend.
Sometimes it can feel a little uncomfortable at first but try and make a commitment to get to know at least one other mum at these sessions and see if you develop a friendship from there.
Join a class
Similar to the library above you could consider joining a kids music class Or even look to do something for you and consider a local exercise group for mums to not only get active but also meet other mums. Lots of gyms these days offer child minding or a creche and you’ll often find after a class mums will all get together for a coffee afterwards.
Come along to a Mums of Brisbane Meet Up
Mums of Brisbane puts on a mummy meet up on both the north and south side of Brisbane. We always get a lovely turn out of mums who are very welcoming and we do our best to ensure everyone feels really comfortable coming along for the first time.
To make sure you are kept up to date with when our next meet up is planned, be sure to join the Mums of Brisbane Group.
Start your own parent’s group
What I’ve found really important since being a mum is that it really is ok if you don’t find your mum tribe straight away. If you don’t happen to gel with the first group you meet don’t give up. Keep trying until you find a few mums who you relate to. Try and embrace new things and be brave and start a conversation with another mum at the park. Or try a music class and say hello to the mum next to you.
While it might feel difficult at first, the mums you meet when your little ones are young can really help you through the ups and downs of motherhood. Plus become great friends as your kids get older.