Congratulations! You got mostly C’s on the “Which Type of Mum Are you?” Quiz, making you the “Anxious Mumma”! DISCLAIMER – self-professed anxious mumma right here! While this doesn’t sound very positive, I’m here to tell you some positive traits about the Anxious Mumma (being one myself!). This type of mumma is overly caring about their baby (not to say the other types of mums aren’t!). A common phrase you’ll have most likely been told (repeatedly), is “If you’re worried about being a bad mum, it means that you are being the best mum”. You are most likely a first-time mum, anxious because everything is new and unfamiliar for you. As you and your baby get used to each other, you become more in sync and things become easier. As a fellow anxious mum right here, I’m learning that being anxious isn’t a bad thing – it is one way I show that I care about my baby.
Things this mum might say:
They may say things like:
“I’d like to come tomorrow but I’ll see how Jackson is doing first.”
“Sorry that Stella is crying, I think she is teething. Plus she didn’t sleep well last night. And she hasn’t slept well this morning.”
“I think Stacy has a cold. She’s a bit irritable and has a runny nose. Should I go to the doctor?”
Why we love this mum:
The anxious mum is generally an overcaring sort of person. While they’re worried about going out and how their baby might react, they love to socialise with other mums. They are most likely the ones to organise many social outings with your mum and bub friends, even if they do cancel at the last minute due to anxiety. They will suggest spontaneous and interesting activities for you to do, making for enjoyable outings for all mums. They also make sympathetic listeners, as they will know how you are feeling if you’re ever worried or concerned about your child.