Helen Flanagan on being mum to daughter Matilda: ‘I was lost before I was a mother’

Helen and partner Scotty Sinclair welcomed their little girl in June of last year

Helen Flanagan Loose Women

by Hannah Mellin |
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Helen Flanagan has opened up about becoming a mother and says parenthood has changed her life.

The former Coronation Street actress took a huge leap out of the spotlight and the soap in 2012 to start a family.

She has now appeared on Loose Women and was joined by her adorable little girl, 13-month old Matilda, and told the panel that being a parent has changed her life “massively, but completely for the better”.

Helen's lifestyle nowadays is a far cry from her pin-up persona of a few years back, where she would regularly hit the town with her pals and grace the covers of lads mags.

Admitting that Matilda has changed her perspective on life, she said: "I was a little bit lost but now I have got Matilda – it’s completed me."

Helen added: "She’s just made me so much happier. It gives you perspective. I’m besotted with her."

Despite keeping a lot of her life private, Helen did talk about the backlash she recived when she admitted thatshe and her partner were co-sleeping with their baby girl.

She said: "We did do that but we have a different routine now. It wasn't something that we planned to do but when she was four or five months old, I was breastfeeding her and she ended up in bed with us.

"I would never want to promote sleeping with a newborn as it's dangerous. I felt guilty when I read about it. It's only when they are old enough or strong enough."

Helen Flanagan holds adorable Peppa Pig themed party for daughter Maltida

Viewers took to Twitter to praise Helen and her positivity:

Helen even teased viewers with a potential Coronation Street return, stating that she would never say never to a return when Matilda is a little older.

"I would love to go back but just for a few episodes," she said.

"I wouldn't want to do anything permanently because I like being at home with Matilda and I think I would really miss that time – and I wouldn't really want a nanny.

"So I'd love to do a few episodes – just do a little bit of work. I think that's good for yourself as well, because it's nice to have a bit of balance."

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