My best baby brain moments

Baby Brain does exist.  I’ve suffered with it since my pregnancy with Jack, although, I’m sure those who know me would suggest I’ve been absentminded since I was a baby myself. 

My ‘condition’ has got far worse recently and my unfortunate mishaps appear to be a lot more frequent.  At least I can blame the hormones and sleep deprivation now…

Baby Brain

Here are some of my more ‘special’ recent moments and in no particular order:

  1. Pouring away the baby’s milk that I had just watched chill for 10 minutes with the baby screaming in my arms.
  2. Putting the fabric conditioner in the fridge.
  3. Pouring freshly made tea back into the kettle.
  4. Finding Jack’s ‘toast’ in the toaster, the next morning.  I’m sure he didn’t want breakfast anyway.
  5. Paying for goods in a shop and then walking out without the goods.  At least I didn’t forget the baby!
  6. Brushing my teeth with the old toothbrush I had bleached and scrubbed the toilet bowl with.  The thought of this still makes me feel physically sick.
  7. Hanging unwashed clothes out to dry.  Yep, I really did that.
  8. Getting seriously stressed out with the broken vacuum cleaner which wasn’t even switched on.
  9. Getting in the shower still wearing my underwear.
  10. Falling over the baby gate which I had just closed myself – this happened only yesterday.

Feel free to share some of your favourite baby brain moments so that I know I’m not suffering alone…

Lisa x

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorna Ledger
    April 11, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    hahaha, poor you! I had them but they seem a distant thing now, my daughter is 16…now I have middle aged memory! I ‘cleaned’ the microwave by pouring a jug of water over it! No thought just did it…WOW!!!!

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    Pauline
    November 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Only last week I put my sons bottle lid onto the milk container, and it actually fits snuggly! I’ve left my purse at the til in Iceland while the check out lady blabbered on, my 8 year old in my ear and also my 1 year old screaming his head off. I think that might just have been brain overload though lol. I didn’t get my purse back either, the person after me in the que stole it. I was very upset that day!

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    Fionajk42
    October 15, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I suffered with baby brain, then it cleared up for several years but now I have Nana brain. The most common symptom is going to the supermarket, walking round putting things in the trolley for half an hour, then getting to the cash register only to find I’ve left my wallet at home. Also, on a recent sleepover with my baby granddaughter, I could not understand why she was not drinking her milk, but kept pushing it away, eventually realising I’d filled her sippy cup with my unsweetened soya milk instead of her follow on milk (the cartons do not look anything like each other!)

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      Lisa Hudson
      October 21, 2016 at 6:30 am

      Haha – that’s made me chuckle. Sounds like nana brain is a far worse condition than baby brain 😀 xx

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    Claire Bayliss
    October 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    We’ve all been there. I once put the sandwich meat in the freezer when unpacking the shopping, then phoned my Mum asking if I’d left it in her car because I couldn’t find it. She told me to look in random places, & sure enough, found it!

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    Margaret Gallagher
    October 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Appointments
    The worst was loosing track of time and was an hour late picking the little one up from school

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      Lisa Hudson
      October 13, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      I’m terrible for time keeping. Must do better! 🙂

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    Samantha O'D
    October 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I folded my glasses into a huge pile of clean washing. My husband ended up retracing my steps that morning to find them

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    Kim Styles
    September 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    mine is going out with bed hair – a big bunch of unbrushed hair sticking up at the back !!

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    Kerry Norris
    September 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    This really made me laugh. I have done quite a few of these and very ashamed and embarrassed to say I’ve used the toothbrush too! Gross lol x

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    Fashion and Style Police
    September 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Lol. A few of these have happened to me a few times. Motherhood rocks!

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    yvonne
    September 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I feel like baby brain has never left me and my two are four now lol! I have been known to do some silly things as well, the worst was breaking my toe by stubbing it on the baby gate that I had also just closed and managed to walk straight into – ouch! x

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    Nicola Cassidy
    September 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The vacuum cleaner is hilarious! My worst baby moment was leaving the dog tied to the rails at the shop and not even noticing for two hours afterwards. It was awful!!

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    Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    September 28, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Baby brain can sometimes be thee worst haha looking back it’s funny but at the time you just have a big sigh. I’ve done the paying for the goods and walking out without said goods, I can’t belive the toothbrush though! I couldn’t imagine that at all! Hopefully baby brain clears up soon for you!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    RachelSwirl
    September 27, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    OMG The toothbrush thing totally made me bawk.

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      Lisa Hudson
      October 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Still makes me want to chunder just thinking about it x

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    Evelina
    September 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Oh no! One day you will laugh at this!

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran
    September 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    At least you paid for the things at the shop! It could have ended up worse.

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    Dean of Little Steps
    September 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    This made me giggle! And yes, it’s so true. T is six now and I’m a bit embarrassed to say that this still happens to me. People are different, but looks like baby brain has stayed on (well in my case at least) 😉 Hopefully not in yours! x

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I think my favourite is you hanging up unwashed clothes!!!! I think I got off lightly with baby brain, I’m just forgetful and haven’t done anything like these X

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