Average mum takes seven months to go on a night out after giving birth

·Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
It takes on average seven months for a mum to go on a night out after giving birth. [Photo: Getty]
It takes on average seven months for a mum to go on a night out after giving birth. [Photo: Getty]

As many new mums will know, life changes immeasurably after becoming a parent.

Many people find it hard to resume their pre-baby routines, meaning everyday routines like drinking a cup of tea or exercising are compromised.

For instance, it takes the average mum a whole seven months to go on a night out with friends after giving birth, according to a poll of 1,500 mothers with children aged 10 and under commissioned by Matalan.

Meanwhile it will take five months before they have an alcoholic drink.

Enjoying a cup of tea or coffee will also pose a problem, with mums saying it took five weeks before they could sit down and enjoy a hot cuppa without it going cold.

Date night also gets compromised, with new parents waiting seven months for a child-free, romantic evening together.

However, new mums tend to pick up exercise again more quickly, getting active on average 13 weeks after giving birth.

Another much-bemoaned side effect of becoming a parent is getting less sleep.

Recently, new research revealed that having a child will disrupt your sleep for at least six years.

A study, tracking almost 5,000 parents found that even when children had reached school age, mums and dads were still suffering significantly worse sleep than before they entered parenthood.

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