Top 5 advantages of having a baby

If your googling the advantages of having a baby in the hope of answering that age old question “are we ready for kids?” STOP RIGHT THERE!

Chances are you’re probably not ready so go back to your warm cup of coffee and worry about what you’re going to wear on Saturday night. If however you’ve already reproduced a tiny human and are looking for the pros of living in a baby dictatorship, then look no further!

Here are my top 5 advantages of having a baby:

1. No one can judge you for looking like shit

Under no circumstances can anyone make judgment on your appearance, this includes personal hygiene. Go out into to world with your head held high. You may have sick in your hair, be wearing yesterday’s pants and have odd shoes on but your successfully managing to keep you’re sprog alive so your winning! 

2. You can talk to yourself in public

Obviously you could do this without a baby in tow but you’ll probably get a few more strange looks than with one. It took me a while to feel comfortable talking to Rory in public, it’s easier now he actual interacts with me. As it turns out no one bats an eyelid if you ask your child “which tampons should mommy buy?” whilst pushing them round ASDA.

3. You can dress them up in ridiculous outfits

As parents it’s our duty to dress our offspring up from time to time in the most absurd outfits imaginable. Just make sure you get photographic evidence. It’s the perfect opportunity to take those obligatory pictures which will be used on the celebration of their 18th birthday.  

baby penguin outifit advantages of having a baby

4. You’ll get plenty of time to play Candy Crush

When Rory was born I was lucky to have a very supportive network of family, friends and highly addictive games. Thanks to Rory’s extensive cluster feeds I’m  now on level 1196! Just make sure you perfect the one arm breast feed before trying you luck. I once a friend once told me she dropped her phone on her babies face while playing Candy Crush and breast feeding.

5. You get to use the baby and toddler parking spaces

That is unless its half term. If the kids are off school head towards the recycling bins and prepare for the long hike to the entrance


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A Cornish Mum


  1. November 11, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Erm beck I’m sure you used to talk to yourself in public before Rory arrived…? ?

  2. November 11, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Haha I’m always talking to Amelia and Max when we’re out, usually just muttering about how people are annoying and always in the way of the buggy! #picknmix

  3. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    November 12, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Number one is definitely the biggest perk! Great list x

  4. November 17, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I can think of lots of disadvantages too though!! Too many to list! #picknmix

    • Mommyandrory
      November 17, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Me too! Maybe that’s an idea for another post! Thanks for reading

  5. November 17, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Haha yes, I miss cluster feeding mainly as it gave me a chance to sit down! Thanks for linking to #Picknmix
    Eilidh x

    • Mommyandrory
      November 18, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      I suppose that is the one benefit of cluster feeding! x

  6. November 17, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Oh my word that penguin outfit is just the cutest thing ever!!! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • Mommyandrory
      November 18, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks! He’s the cutest penguin I’ve ever seen (but I’m bias)! Thanks for reading x

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