5 films to watch whilst you’re waiting for your new baby to arrive…

When I was pregnant, having my baby was pretty much ALL that I could think about. I read baby books, watched One Born Every Minute and asked all the mums I knew about giving birth/raising a child.

Mike and I also watched a few baby-orientated films to get us in the mood for becoming parents.  For a while our evenings were full of “Awwww…” and “Oooh that’ll be us in a few months!!!”

So what did we watch?

5 Films to Watch Whilst You're Waiting for Your New Baby to Arrive


Look Who’s Talking

I’m a big John Travolta fan. Ever since my Mum let me watch Grease for the first time (she fast-forwarded through the whole Rizzo/Kenickie scene of course…) that was it, I just loved Danny Zuko.

And here he is again in what is such a funny and heart-warming film as James, an unfamiliar NY cab driver who gets pulled in to Kirstey Alley’s life with a newborn baby whilst she tries to decide who’s the best daddy for baby Mikey. Bruce Willis does the voice of the baby too (who narrates the film, everything is from his point of view…) so it’s well worth a watch.

Knocked Up

Stoner bum Seth Rogen has to get his act together fast when his one-night-stand with Katherine Heigl leaves her ‘knocked up’. Not so much a family-friendly film like ‘Look Who’s Talking’, it’s definitely more one to have a laugh at with a glass of wine (well, for Daddy anyway!) when the kiddies have gone to bed…

Nine Months

Bumbling Hugh Grant plays his usual self from any of his 90’s films (before he became that sleazeball Daniel Cleaver that we all love to hate in Bridget Jones) as a man who’s struggling to come to terms with how his lifestyle needs to change if he is to support long-term girlfriend, Julianne Moore, in her pregnancy and beyond. Hilarious cameo from the lovely and sorely-missed Robin Williams as their unconventional Doctor on baby day.

Maybe Baby

Hugh Laurie, another firm favourite of mine, gets in a pickle when he takes inspiration for his new movie from his wife’s diary entries as they struggle to conceive a baby. A nice little British ‘Ben Elton’ film.

Jack and Sarah

Yet another actor that I love! Tragedy strikes poor Richard E. Grant as he is left to bring up his newborn son by himself. After hiring an American waitress that he meets in a cafe to be his babysitter, they start to grow close much to the dismay of his family. Another lovely British film set in 90’s London. I now can’t listen to Stars by Simply Red without thinking of this.


So have a mooch through Sky ‘On Demand’/Netflix/Amazon, see if you can find some of these films and settle down to enjoy with popcorn & treats (remember to use your built-in bump table). You’d better keep the remote handy aswell, you just know you’re going to need a wee as soon as it starts to get interesting 😉



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  1. July 19, 2015 / 1:17 PM

    All good films! 🙂 Thanks for linking on #wineandboobs

    • August 7, 2015 / 11:41 PM

      They are definitely ones to watch to get excited for bump to turn to baby! X X

  2. July 22, 2015 / 8:44 AM

    Some classics and a couple I haven't seen. I know what you mean I was obsessed with One Born Every Minute too. thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • August 7, 2015 / 11:37 PM

      People always went on about OBEM but I’d actually never seen it until I was pregnant! Women giving birth and being in pain? Who the hell wants to see that? It’s lovely though isn’t it? I always cry, I’m so soft 🙂 X X

  3. July 23, 2015 / 8:48 PM

    I used to love Look who's talking when I was younger, I might have to watch it again soon even though I have no baby bump (phew as decided 2 is plenty for me!) Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix!

    Stevie xx

    • August 7, 2015 / 11:34 PM

      I hadn’t seen it for years until I was pregnant and I just fell in love with it, such an innocent film isn’t it? 🙂 X X

  4. October 27, 2015 / 4:25 AM

    Love all of these. Jack and Sarah used to be my absolute favourite!