Posted by: Sarah | August 22, 2013

A Guide For New Mothers In Oslo, Norway


emmaOur little Emma reached her 3rd month yesterday.  I can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone by – she is growing so quickly.

Anyway, it made me realise that whilst I’d written a post on how to get your hands on free stuff for your baby, I hadn’t covered other resources that might be useful for new Mums…especially those in my local area of Oslo.

I hope you find it useful!

BabyPost1Facebook:  The International MOther and BAby Group Oslo
A great place to meet other new Mums, exchange tips, find a babysitter, ask questions or arrange play dates to keep you busy.  Becoming a new Mum in a country that isn’t familiar can be quite hard so this support network is fantastic for both baby and non baby related topics.  I saw recommendations for plumbers the other day!

AlfaSkolenWant to learn Norwegian?  This course is designed for parents
A group of new Mums have been gathering together to organise a course via Alfa Skolen where a baby sitter will be provided so you can concentrate on learning Norwegian.  It’s a fantastic idea.  The best idea is to ring Alfa Skolen directly to see if a group has been set up and whether there is space for you to join.  It’s also a great way to meet other Mums.

BabyPost2Oslo For Mothers Book
This useful guide for Mums in Oslo is a perfect read if you want to learn more about the baby friendly eateries around Oslo , pregnancy process and the type of clothes to buy for barnehage then this is the book for you.   Available via http://www.imobago.com.

Looking for things to do whilst on Maternity or Paternity Leave?
This website offers a wealth of information about all the different things you can do in and around the Oslo area during your leave.  It lists the child friendly cafes, a number of activities you can do for children of different ages and goes on to offer other tips for travelling.  They update it pretty regularly – I found it quite useful when trying to find things to do with Lizzie during July when the barnehage was closed all month!

BabyPost3Baby/Toddler Groups – Meet other Mums
There are a couple west of Oslo that might be of interest.  The Asker Group meets every Monday (10 – 12) at Solbråveien 49, 1383 Asker.  There’s also an International Mums group that meet at Høvik Kirke Hall on Wednesdays (10.30 – 12).  There is also Karma Babies – an English baby/toddler group that meets in Oslo.  Includes singing, dancing and yoga.  They also hold a coffee morning every Friday.

Birthday Celebration Locations
If you have a child’s birthday approaching then consider some of these options as a place to hold a party.  Great resource from the relocation.no site

Any other recommendations I can add to the list?

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Responses

  1. Hi, it feels fantastic seing recommendations for the group imobago and the book Oslo for Mothers! I am really glad that you found our community :)
    Could you please include the link http://www.imobago.com for the purchase of the book instead of amazon? This is my own bookstore where I sell the book. Thank you in advance, Katalin (founder of imobago)

    • Sure – will do Katalin!

  2. thank you Sarah!

  3. Hi I am a mom of 3 and a comic and I am coming to Oslo for my first time for 3 shows. I comedy is all about parenting and relationships. I would love to see you all there. A mom’s night out. Here are the details.
    3 nights only March 25,28, and 29 @21:00
    LATTER pa Aker Brygge
    Adr:Holmensgate 1, 0250 Oslo
    Tickets:23 11 88 00 / 815 33 133
    http://www.latter.no/www.billettservice.no

    • How did it go Kate?


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