Binky: ‘I can’t fit in my old clothes yet – it’s stress­ful!’

The MIC star opens up about moth­er­hood

Heat (UK) - - Front Page - KELLY ALLEN

Binky Fel­stead is the first of the Made In Chelsea lot to have a baby, af­ter giv­ing birth to In­dia, her daugh­ter with boyfriend Josh “JP” Pat­ter­son, in June. The 27 year old, who is launch­ing a range with My 1st Years, opens up about her life as a mum…

How’s be­ing a mum?

It’s the best feel­ing in the world. I was ex­pect­ing it to be harder, but she’s a very good baby.

Do you have a nanny?

No, we’re do­ing it on our own. When I go to the gym in the morn­ing, Mum will pop round and look af­ter her. I feel like peo­ple ex­pected us to say, “Oh, we’ll just pay for a nanny to do all the work.”

The gym vis­its are clearly pay­ing off…

[Laughs.] You haven’t seen me naked! I have been work­ing hard. It’s just good for my head; not fit­ting in my old clothes is re­ally stress­ful.

Are you back to your prepreg­nancy weight yet?

Oh God, no! That’s way off.

What have you been do­ing in the gym?

Just a lit­tle bit of train­ing on my tummy – crunches and sit-ups. I love my run­ning and step

‘In­dia’s a daddy’s girl – JP keeps wak­ing her up!’

ma­chines. I’ve got big­ger, so it’s a bit harder this time round.

Do you think there’s pres­sure on celebrity mums to bounce back into shape?

It’s your body, do what you want to do. I was pic­tured with my hair in a messy bun, breast­feed­ing with a cloth over me, with sun­glasses hid­ing my bags. I looked like a typ­i­cal mum. It’s real and I’m not try­ing to hide any­thing.

How is JP find­ing be­ing a dad? Are you en­joy­ing fi­nally liv­ing to­gether?

It’s all I’ve ever wanted. The only thing is, he’s not do­ing his house chores, like emp­ty­ing the bins.

Will you get mar­ried?

One day maybe – who knows? Maybe when In­dia can walk down the aisle. I’d like three chil­dren if pos­si­ble, the same as my par­ents.

Like K-middy! Will you be send­ing her some of your My 1st Years range?

Ab­so­lutely. Ge­orge al­ready has their dress­ing gown. ■ In­dia is def­i­nitely a daddy’s girl. But if she’s sleep­ing, he’ll be try­ing to wake her up. I get cross about that.

Binks has been train­ing re­ally hard

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