Meeting new mums sounds like a great idea, but where do you find them? Check out our list of places to start.
For so many mums, especially first time mothers, meeting other mums is a challenge. Getting out of the house in the first place with a newborn is hard enough, but then where do you find these other mums? Other mums to have an actual two-sided conversation with (not that we don’t love talking and babbling to our children while they are too young to talk back) and enjoy some adult interaction for an hour or so. There are lots of places in Birmingham that you can start with, which are listed below.
Parent support groups, workshops and courses
Birmingham has lots of support groups and courses for parents dotted around the city, including those run by the National Childbirth Trust. The NCT has antenatal courses available throughout the city, and you can find out more here - the courses are a great way to meet other parents in your area with babies of a similar age.
The above list is only a fraction of the groups you can find in Birmingham – for the full list, read on here.
Other Parent and Child Groups
You’re more likely to click with other mums if you have something in common, right? Perhaps you’re a French speaking family looking to meet other mums, or a dedicated yoga fan or fitness fanatic – whatever your passion or hobby, look out for groups you can your baby or toddler can do together, giving you an instant common interest with other parents.
OneFitMama, which are fitness classes for mums and their babies, with classes based in Falcon Lodge, Boldmere and Four Oaks.
Blossom Yoga are yoga classes for mums with babies and toddlers based in Harborne, Bournville and Edgbaston.
Your local library
Most Birmingham libraries run story time sessions, under 5’s playtime, toddler play sessions and various activities in which you can meet other mums. For a list of activities in Birmingham libraries, read on here.
Why not join the Birmingham Mums Facebook group and see who else is in your neighbourhood? All you have to do is introduce yourself in the group and tell us a bit about yourself.
There are other mums out there, just like you, who are looking for friends for themselves and their children. You just have to find each other!
The Birmingham Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Birmingham mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!