When we began our respective parenting journeys, life was a little daunting. Our small (and great) bundles of joy threw all sorts of challenges at us. Leaving our homey cocoons to venture out felt like a big expedition. How were we to breastfeed in public? Would we fit our prams? How on earth were we to go to the bathroom with a pram? Would people notice the baby spew on our clothes? With all these considerations in mind, and being new to the area, it was sometimes easy to give up and stay home. Some days, it was easy to feel isolated.
As new mums, we bonded over our fears and our happiest moments. In solidarity, we breastfed in public, sharing tips on how to best adjust our tops for modesty, and the best places to take our babies. As dishevelled as we felt, we met to share coffee, a laugh and a walk in the park. Somehow, all those challenges felt easier when we knew that there were others out there travelling the same journey. Bubba West was inspired by this experience.
We believe that happy, connected and engaged parents are integral to a healthy community. We believe that supported parents create happy children. We aim to make life a little easier by providing you with the information and the means to get out there and explore our wonderful area. We love living in Melbourne’s inner west and cannot wait to share everything we discover about it!
At Bubba West we are about:
Connection – Helping parents connect with the local community.
Community – Showcasing local kid-friendly events, services and businesses.
Engagement – Eclectic, intelligent and thought-provoking articles, recipes and reviews.
We would love your help to make this site a reference point for all parents in Melbourne’s inner west. This is where you come in; if you know and love a place, cafe or store, or have a burning tip for new parents, let us know! Email us at [email protected], connect with us on Facebook or comment in the section below. Stay tuned for Bubba West Community – a forum in which you will be able to connect with other parents in our area.