Sarah talks to Mother & Baby Magazine about leaving your baby for the first time to go to a Christmas Party

Sarah gives Mother & Baby Magazine some baby advice on how you can have a good time but still meet your baby’s needs during the party season.

Mother and Baby Mag Dec 2014

Build up to leaving your baby

“Sarah Beeson MBE, co-author of The New Arrival (7.99, Harper Element) advises building up to the big night – leaving your baby for the first time can be difficult for you both. ‘Start by leaving your little one with the person who will be caring for them for 30 minutes. Then try an hour. After a few days, before your event, leave your baby for a few hours. You can use the time for a festive indulgence – get your hair done, so you’re feeling confident.’

Party Tip

Sarah’s top party tip for mums’ who are on the wagon is, ‘Mix elderflower cordial with sparkling water, served in a champagne flute. It feels much more chic than wandering round the party with a tumbler or pint glass.’

Expecting a new baby at Christmas?

Sarah will be writing a special Christmas Blog on having a New born baby at Christmas in her Baby Advice blog very soon.

Tweet us your Do’s and Don’ts for managing festive well-wishers when you come home with a new baby @NewArrivalBook

About Sarah Beeson MBE

Over four decades as a nurse and a health visitor Sarah Beeson’s career has been shaped by the needs of children. Since her earliest days on the wards of Hackney Hospital she has stood up for her patients as shown in The New Arrival her heartwarming true story of training to be a nurse in 1970s London.

Her expertise and innovation have been recognised with the MBE from the Queen for services to children and families, and her health prevention work received the Queen’s Nursing Institute Award but she’s happiest listening to mums talking about their baby.

Sarah firmly believes that this generation of parents is the best there has ever been. Her new parenting book Happy Baby, Happy Family: Learning to trust yourself and enjoy your baby is the culmination of a life time’s experience watching, listening and being part of thousands of families’ journeys from birth to their Little One’s first birthday and will be published by HarperCollins in Spring 2015.

Sarah second memoir about being a newly qualified health visiting in rural Kent in 1970s She’s Arrived! will be published by HarperCollins in March 2016.

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