baby brain

 

Baby Brain.  We’ve all suffered.  From forgetting what you were talking about mid-sentence, to putting your car keys in the fridge.  When we have a baby our brains are overloaded with new things to worry about, is the baby too hot? Is their poo supposed to look like that? Have they always breathed that fast?  Then we have to remember what time was the last feed, and when the next nap is due, all the while calculating how many hours before our heads can hit the pillow.  Add sleep deprivation to the mix and it’s no wonder we might have the odd mishap.

 

Here are my top five baby brain fails.

 

Sitting in the passenger seat of the car.  

The problem with this is that I was supposed to be driving the car.  I had loaded my four-year old into the car, and the baby, and all the baby’s paraphernalia, then got in the passenger seat and put my seat belt on.  What’s even sadder was it took the little voice from the back saying “Mummy, why are you sitting in that seat?” for me to realise.

 

Filling the kettle with milk. 

In my defense it had been a particularly long night with a lot of feeds.  Thankfully I didn’t boil it.

 

Tumble drying dirty clothes.  

Going to empty the washing machine to discover that you have warm dirty clothes rather than wet clean ones.  Not only a complete waste of time but also shrunk some clothes that were not meant to be tumble dried. Unfortunately I haven’t done this just once.  Not even twice.  Three times.

 

Cooking eggs until they explode.  

I didn’t even know they did that.  But trust me if you put some eggs on to boil and then happen to forget about them, there will be a big bang in about 45 minutes time.  A black saucepan is the least of your problems when you are cleaning egg of every surface.  And when I say every surface I mean the worktops, the tiles, the floor, the hob, the fridge, the windows and the ceiling.  It smells pretty bad too.

 

Leaving things behind in changing rooms.  

So I was in a hurry, I had left the baby with Daddy so I could zoom into town and try to get a nursing top.  When I left the changing room ready to purchase my new top it felt a bit chilly.  But then it would if you leave the changing room wearing your jeans and a bra.  Must remember to put all clothes back on.

 

Baby brain.  Causing shame and embarrassment to all new mums everywhere.

 

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46 Comments on Baby Brain Fails

  1. Kristine @MumRevised
    May 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Boiled a pacified until it was a molten mess in the pot. We had to vacate the house for the day because it smelled toxic. So, yeah, sleep deprivation is real.

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    • Claire
      August 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Noooooooooooo!

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  2. Alice
    August 2, 2015 at 7:36 am (1 year ago)

    Very funny – I love the image of you sitting in the passenger seat waiting to arrive at your destination!
    x Alice
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    • Claire
      August 2, 2015 at 11:05 am (1 year ago)

      SO embarrassing!

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  3. Lizzie (firstooth)
    July 31, 2015 at 8:36 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this! Baby brain makes us do the weirdest things, baby brain isn’t just while you’re pregnant. I hang dirty washing on the line regularly and get the milk and cereal muddled when returning them to the fridge and cupboard. When you sat in the passengers seat, that made me laugh! At least we have funny memories!

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    • Claire
      August 1, 2015 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

      It’s good to know it’s not just me!

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  4. Rebecca
    July 31, 2015 at 8:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Great post. Loving the not getting changed out of a changing room anecdote!

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    • Claire
      August 1, 2015 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

      *hangs her head in shame

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  5. Mum's Hideout
    July 31, 2015 at 7:53 pm (1 year ago)

    I feel your pain. I’ve been known to put boxes of cereal into the fridge, leave our massive and unmissable changing bag in a number of places, always getting into the wrong side of the car, calling people by the wrong name, the list is endless. Glad I’m not alone! #FridayFrolics
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    • Claire
      August 1, 2015 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

      It’s a wonder how we leave the house some days!

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  6. whineorwine
    July 31, 2015 at 7:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Ohhhhhhh goodddddd I soooooo recognise this!!! I did soooo many weird ridiculous things especially with my second!!! You actually feel like you are looking in on yourself because you don’t feel like you!!! Baby brain but two years on from my second I am still doing ridic thing!! Like the sitting in the passenger seat the most!!
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    • Claire
      August 1, 2015 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

      Wonder how much we can get away with by blaming baby brain?!

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  7. Adrian
    July 31, 2015 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Briliant. I dont think I would have been able to drive for the first six months of no sleep! I’ve regularly put orange juice in my tea. I think thats as bad as its got thankfully! #FridayFrolics
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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm (1 year ago)

      There’s still time my friend!

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  8. TwinTownMum
    July 31, 2015 at 11:20 am (1 year ago)

    “You’re once, twice,
    three times a lady…
    (who tumble dries dirty laundry!)” 😀
    Didn’t know that eggs exploded. You have educated and informed me once again!

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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm (1 year ago)

      You’re welcome 😉

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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Glad you have learnt something 😉

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  9. Helen - Mess Stress and Fancy Dress
    July 31, 2015 at 8:06 am (1 year ago)

    Loving the image of you walking out of the changing room with only your bra on! I went to Sainsubrys in my pyjamas in the dark days. didnt realise till I got there .Great post #fridayfrolic
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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Glad it’s not just me!

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  10. Morna
    July 31, 2015 at 7:36 am (1 year ago)

    Aw that’s brilliant- good tip about the eggs too! My husband boiled some stock dry once- I almost had to move out! #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

      blerrghhhh!

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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

      You don’t. As they get older it turns into ‘mumnesia’, and when they leave home it changes to ‘senior moments’ 🙂

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  11. Kate
    July 31, 2015 at 6:42 am (1 year ago)

    Ha ha – my kids are 3 & 5 and I still suffer from ‘baby brain’! I’ve done the egg thing several times and never seem to learn, and the other day left all my daughters clothes in the swimming pool reception while she had her lesson – thankfully they were still there when we went back! D’oh! Great post #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      July 31, 2015 at 7:18 pm (1 year ago)

      It never goes does it!

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  12. You Baby Me Mummy
    March 22, 2015 at 9:24 am (2 years ago)

    Too true, although I haven’t yet put milk in the kettle. I am always putting things in the wrong place thought. Great post. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x
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    • Claire
      March 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm (2 years ago)

      I went to a meeting on the wrong day this week. I arranged the meeting!

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  13. Kate
    March 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post – even though mine are three and four now I still claim baby brain is responsible for me wandering from room to room aimlessly trying to remember what it was I went in there for! Thanks for making me chuckle! #TheList
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    • Claire
      March 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm (2 years ago)

      I used to be intelligent!

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  14. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy
    November 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    My baby brain is horrible. I say I have double baby brain all the time as I used to be so quick and used to never forget anything but now I always forget everything. Having two babies back to back it has ruined my brain. Or that’s my excuse and I am sticking to it. Glad I am not the only one. Love this post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      November 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

      My husband actually told me I was more intelligent before having children! Charming!

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  15. Joanna @mumbalance
    November 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m so happy this is past me… for now!
    #sharewithme

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  16. wrymummy
    November 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Fab post, all very relatable, but I have never filled the kettle with milk! That is a great one! I am always calculating hours till bedtime too. #ShareWithMe

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    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      November 20, 2014 at 8:26 am (2 years ago)

      It was a special moment. One of those not sure whether to laugh or cry times!

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  17. Lifeloveanddirtydishes
    November 19, 2014 at 7:52 pm (2 years ago)

    ohh I shall quote that scientific fact to my husband. Thanks 🙂 x

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  18. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    November 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

    This post made me laugh a lot and I feel your pain! If it helps I read a scientific study where they had scanned pregnant women’s brains and they literally shrink when pregnant and take a year to get back to normal size, so its really not our fault that we do these daft things! Xx #sharewithme

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  19. DadWithoutAMap
    November 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey take heart. You haven’t actually forgotten you had a baby. Very funny though!

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    • Lifeloveanddirtydishes
      November 18, 2014 at 11:18 am (2 years ago)

      No but in the early days I would wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat not being able to remember where I had put him. (He was was of course safely in his crib) Is it just me?!

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  20. gluestickmum
    November 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    This was marvellous! Instantly recognisable. I’m so glad you can look back and laugh. And congratulations on looking back and being able to remember!

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