How to look after yourself when you become a new Mum

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 13 June 2017

23 mins

When a baby first comes on the scene, you can be so consumed with looking after them that you forget about yourself. We spend all our time reading and talking about how to look after our new babies, with little thought about how being a new Mum can take its toll.

Heather Irvine addresses this in her book Hello Baby! She talks to Shevonne about everything from getting more sleep (no really, it’s possible) and how social media can both help and hurt new Mums.

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