The browser you are using is too old for our website. Please visit www.cgbabyclub.co.uk from Chrome and you will be able to browse normally.

Baby

      The baby blues

      Why am I feeling like this?

      The baby blues occur after you’ve given birth, generally between the third and tenth day. You’ll usually feel tearful and irritable, and it’s thought to be down to both pregnancy hormones and a feeling of anticlimax after giving birth, although no-one’s really sure.

      How long will it last?

      The baby blues shouldn’t last longer than a few days. Lots of rest and reassurance from family and friends are all you need to get through it. But if it continues after the tenth day, speak to your health visitor or doctor.

      How others can help

      A good pair of ears and a big, warm cuddle can work wonders when you’re feeling blue. You’ll need lots of patience and reassurance from your partner, family and friends, so take them up on their offers of help; even if that just means coming round for a cup of tea and a chat. It’s important they understand that lots of mums go through the same thing, there’s nothing wrong, and with a little support you’ll be fine in a few days.

      Join the club today

      Join the club today

      • Helpful emails – Packed with no-nonsense advice.
      • 24/7 support – Because parenting's a 24 hour job.
      • Free weaning plan* – Master mealtimes with our 5 step weaning plan. 
      • Free limited edition baby grow** – Help us tell the world to #LoveDontJudge
      *Weaning is recommended at around 6 months. Please speak with a healthcare professional before introducing solid foods.
       
      **For the first 15,000 people who sign up through us. Your limited edition baby grow will be size 0-6 or 6-12 months, depending on the age of your baby.
       
      Join us now

      More from baby