- Thank her for everything she does for you and your baby.
- Respect your partner’s need for physical space. She might feel ‘all touched out’ from looking after the baby. Show her you care with words and actions.
- Tell her she’s beautiful and special.
- Organise a baby-sitter, take her out for ice-cream and watch a sunset together.
- Be old-fashioned. Give her flowers – even a single rose from your garden speaks volumes.
- Make her breakfast in bed.
- Do the housework without be asked (seriously, this is important to women!).
- Thank him for everything he does for you and for your baby.
- Make physical contact. Go back to basics and hold his hand when you sit next to him. Making the first move (even a simple move like this!) at least some of the time shows him you haven’t forgotten him.
- Tell him he’s sexy. Your libido may have dropped after birth and he might understand that… in theory. In practice, he still needs to know he’s attractive to you.
- Organise a baby-sitter and meet him for lunch.
- Be old-fashioned and cook his favourite meal. Light some candles, play his favourite music and eat together.
- Write him a short love note and hide it in his wallet.
- Plan a date night. A DVD and popcorn is perfect, and it’s ok if you both fall asleep in the first 5 minutes.