Most new mums are bombarded with advice coming from all angles – some of it wanted but a lot of it not. Overload of hormones and sleepless nights are bad enough without the stress of insensitive comments. Read on to see the list of top things never to say to a mum – after all babies are the only ones that should put their foot in their mouth.

  1. At 12 weeks my little one was sleeping from 7pm to 7 am without stirring
  2. She must look like the father as there is no resemblance of you
  3. She is an extremely big baby
  4. Breastfeeding came so easily to me, I guess I was born to be a mum
  5. She is obviously not sleeping as you look exhausted
  6. Don’t worry, the baby weight will eventually fall off when you get a chance to do some exercise
  7. When are you going to give her a brother or sister
  8. At least you don’t have to go to work in the morning
  9. She must be hungry
  10. Can I borrow some of your clothes you don’t fit into