• M
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5 months ago

Missing your babe’s first steps

https://www.eonline.com/uk/news/950087/serena-williams-misses-her-daughter-s-first-steps-while-training-for-wimbledon Saw this article about Serena Williams and it made me so sad. I too have missed some milestones of my kiddo because of work. What do you mamas think?
  • S
  • Magherafelt, UK
  • 4 months ago

I missed my daughter's first steps whilst I was in hospital in labour with my little boy. Luckily my daddy who was babysitting recorded it for me.. felt sad at the time but also so proud 😍

  • L
  • Marietta, USA
  • 5 months ago

Yes my daughter decided to take her first steps when I decided to get away for a girl's weekend for my birthday smh

  • A
  • Cottage Grove, USA
  • 5 months ago

One of my friends told me that "firsts" don't happen while mom and dad are away and I LOVE this idea, it's now something my husband and I remind anyone watching our son. He told me this because I was upset that I missed my little guy giggling for the first time.. He and his wife have an agreement with their daycare that they don't share any "firsts" that may happen at daycare. This way, parents don't feel guilty for missing it and when it happens around them, it truly still feels like a first. Someone else telling you that you missed a first with your baby is unnecessary and just makes us working parents feel bad...it does absolutely no good.

  • R
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5 months ago

Excellent idea to not spoil it!

  • Laura
  • Houston, United States
  • 5 months ago

That's a great concept.

  • A
  • Elmont, United States
  • 5 months ago

If I missed my babies first steps, man I would cry my eyes out. When I worked in a preschool I was the infant teacher so I saw a lot of “firsts” I would record it whenever I got a chance and send it to their parents just to make them feel like they’re aren’t missing everything. Parents have to work so it happens

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