Healthy living

Time-out for mums with a new baby

As a mum, you probably don’t have a lot of time to spare. But caring for your baby also means caring for yourself. Sometimes, you need to make time to do things just for you.

Use your time-out to do something you enjoy – something that will recharge your batteries and help you keep things in perspective.

So… what will you do with your time-out?

Stay active

  • Take a walk.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Get out in the garden.

Stay in touch with your friends

  • Call or visit a friend.
  • Catch up on gossip over a cuppa.

Rest and relax

  • Have a nap.
  • Run yourself a bubble bath.
  • Listen to some gentle music.

Try something new – have you ever…

  • Played netball or tried yoga?
  • Received a professional massage?
  • Joined a book club or thought about scrapbooking?

For more ideas, visit the Act-Belong-Commit website (external site).

Where to get help

  • See your doctor
  • See a child health nurse

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline

  • Free call 1800 882 436 (24 hour service)

Women and Newborns Health Service

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