14 of our mums’ funniest baby brain moments

by Jane McGuire |
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Every expectant mother will have experienced ‘baby brain’ at one time or another. Despite being something to joke about, scientists have proved its actually a real thing – finding these evolutionary changes help a mother focus fully on the needs of her baby, causing some parts of her brain to shrink.

To reassure you that you’re not the only one suffering with a baby brain, we asked our Mother & Baby mums to share their funniest baby brain moments:


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Wandering round the house looking for the car keys and my sunglasses – it turns out the keys were in my hand and the sunglasses on my head.

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Putting the kettle in the fridge instead of the milk.

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Talking to someone on my mobile, whilst hunting for my mobile.

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Asking my husband frantically ‘where’s the baby?!’ – I was breastfeeding the baby at the time.

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Trying to open the front door by pressing the car key button.

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Trying to zoom in on my paperback book like it was my phone or tablet – my daughter is now three and a half so I’m wondering if my baby brain will ever go away!

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Instead of putting my washing in the washing machine I put it in the fridge.

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I tried to put the toaster in the fridge instead of the butter and wondered why it wouldn’t fit. This was yesterday – my boys are six and four!

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I drove away from a petrol station without paying for fuel. Ten minutes later I went back to pay with a very red face.

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Forgetting my PIN number – I’ve had the same one for ten years.

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Putting my phone, remote and purse in the fridge at different times during my pregnancy.

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Taking my five-year-old to school on a Saturday, dressed in uniform with an apple packed for snack time!

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Leaving the baby in the car and not realising until I got into the shop the first time I took her shopping.

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Putting oven gloves on whilst getting yoghurts out of the fridge for my three-year-old.

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