Now your baby is here, it's hard to find time to think about anything else, let alone trying to get your figure back. The three months after birth is known as the fourth trimester and can be a roller coaster ride that hurls you from exhaustion to intense love and back again. These tips will help you to feel your best whatever is happening in your post-pregnancy life.
You may be keen to get back into shape, but first your body needs to recover after the marathon of birth, so rest when you can. If you gave birth without intervention, you can start doing gentle stretches at home before the recommended six weeks. Mother and baby classes (like yoga and Pilates) are a brilliant way of keeping fit with your baby. Pushing baby in the buggy can help tone your legs and tummy with the added benefit of getting some fresh air for both you and the baby.
When you're a new mum, it can be difficult finding time to eat – let alone cook – healthy food. But it's important that you choose nutritious meals, particularly if you're breastfeeding. Skipping meals isn't a speedy way to lose baby weight; it often leads to snacking or overeating later on. Go for whole foods, lean protein like fish and plenty of fresh vegetables to keep your energy levels up.
Find me time
Having some time to yourself every day is crucial to your wellbeing, even if it's just 20 minutes soaking in an aromatic bath. Light a scented candle, put on some chilled music and relax while your partner or other family member takes care of the baby. You deserve it.
One minute makeover
It's so easy to spend all day in your pyjamas when you've been up all night with the baby. But getting dressed will give you a much-needed energy burst. Put on a bright lipstick or a swish of cream blusher to add a splash of colour to your day and make you feel more confident. Statement necklaces, earrings and bangles add a bit of glamour and draw attention to your best asset: a proud mum smile.
Your body may have changed but you’re still fabulous, so embrace your new identity as a yummy mummy. Choose flattering cuts of dress that don't cling to your tummy. Length is your new BFF because it takes the eye down the body so team a long top, tunic or jacket with leggings. And play with layers, draping and patterns. Adding a fabric softener to your wash will keep you feeling fresh and uplifted throughout the day. Explore our Comfort range to find the best fit for you.
Baby soft clothes
Washing with Comfort fabric conditioner will keep clothes soft to the touch for both yourself and baby. Comfort Pure is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested as well as being specially formulated for delicate baby skin.
Treat your family by using Comfort fabric conditioner in your wash for super softness. With a range of long-lasting fragrances to choose from, our products offer something for everyone.