The Ultimate List of TV Shows for New Moms to Binge Watch

One of my biggest “coping methods” or ways to de-stress is binge watching shows on Netflix. It’s similar to reading in that you can get lost in the story, the characters, the places and use it as a sort of escape. And when you are in the middle of the newborn season where you are feeding and changing and soothing a new baby basically 24/7, you most definitely have a need to escape. Been there, done that, I totally understand where you are at. 

Between Netflix and Hulu I watched plenty of TV after having both of my boys, William just never slept and Daniel had terrible reflux for the first few months of his life and would just cry and cry and cry until we finally got him on medicine for it. So I totally get what you’re going through and I am here to help with a big list of binge-worthy shows. 

Now, for the first 6 weeks or so, while my emotions were a bit all over I had to be careful not to watch shows that were too suspenseful or violent. And the same goes for during the worst bits of postpartum depression. Be aware of your emotions and what you can handle and don’t embarrassed because I have so been there, you aren’t the only one. In the list of shows below, I have italicized the shows that may be a bit stressful so watch at your discretion. I’d also like to note that not all of these shows are 100% “clean.” I tend to just not watch episodes if the description looks like it may be a bit risque or if I’m watching the show and something that’s not so great comes up, I simply stop watching the episode and try the next one. 

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Binge-Worthy Shows on Hulu for New Moms

  1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  2. The Profit
  3. Fixer Upper
  4. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  5. Trial & Error
  6. The Wrong Mans
  7. American Housewife
  8. Timeless
  9. Powerless
  10. Designated Survivor
  11. Elementary
  12. Property Brothers
  13. Property Brothers: Buying & Selling
  14. Design on a Dime
  15. Kitchen Nightmares
  16. Shark Tank
  17. The Mindy Project
  18. Hotel Hell
  19. Lethal Weapon
  20. The Grinder
  21. Grandfathered
  22. The Goldbergs
  23. Ugly Betty
  24. Body of Proof
  25. I Love Lucy
  26. CSI: Miami
  27. Numb3rs
  28. The Brady Bunch
  29. Undercover Boss
  30. Happy Days
  31. MacGyver
  32. Storage Wars
  33. Duck Dynasty
  34. Guy’s Grocery Games
  35. Restaurant: Impossible
  36. Love It or List It

Binge-Worthy Shows on Netflix for New Moms

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Friends
  3. Death in Paradise
  4. The Office
  5. Leverage
  6. White Collar
  7. Last Man Standing
  8. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  9. Hawaii Five-O
  10. Blue Bloods
  11. The Flash
  12. Grey’s Anatomy
  13. New Girl
  14. Quantico
  15. Hart of Dixie
  16. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  17. Burn Notice
  18. When Calls the Heart
  19. NCIS
  20. The Finder
  21. Agatha Christie’s Poirot
  22. Royal Pains
  23. Bones
  24. Supergirl
  25. Sherlock
  26. The Mysteries of Laura
  27. Star Trek
  28. CSI: New York
  29. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  30. Stranger Things
  31. Chicago Code
  32. 30 Rock
  33. The Pinkertons
  34. Fuller House
  35. Young & Hungry
  36. Haven
  37. The Crown
  38. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  39. Sirens
  40. Crossing Jordan
  41. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 
  42. The Andy Griffith Show
  43. Gilmore Girls
  44. Taxi Brooklyn


Are there any shows from Hulu and Netflix you would recommend? And I considered making a list of shows on Amazon Prime but I could only five like five shows to list, if you know of others let me know and maybe I’ll add an Amazon Prime list to this post. 

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