Having a baby can rob you of energy and inclination, but there’s no excuse for letting the love fade from your relationship at any time of year.
Sex-ing up your partnership could be just the way to remind yourself what was so great about becoming a mummy in the first place!
Our five-point plan should help warm things up between you and your partner:
1 Schedule a baby-free ‘date night’ once a month. Book a babysitter, make an effort to get dressed up and rediscover the fascinating, sexy people that you were before you became parents.
2 As often as you can, have proper, sit-down meals together, with cutlery, candles, coffee and chocolates. And don’t turn on the TV!
3 You’re always telling him off for leaving the loo seat up, but how many times do you tell him he’s a great dad? From now on, make a commitment to give five compliments for every criticism.
4 Develop a shared interest – whether it’s bowling, the cinema or salsa – so you’ll always have things in common outside the family. But don’t neglect your individual interests either, that way you’ll always have new things to talk about.
5 Once a week, do something special for him ‘just because’. Everyone’s definition of romance is different and while you might love flowers, he’ll probably be equally chuffed with his favourite beer and a steak and kidney pie.