How to sleep like a baby when you have one

Nurturing Your Sleep Routine Amid Parenthood – Sleep Like a Baby!

Navigate the challenges of parenting with our guide on reclaiming peaceful sleep. Discover strategies to nurture a sleep routine amidst parenthood, address nighttime wake-ups with ease, and prioritize self-care for a rejuvenated you. Embrace restful nights, even with a little one in tow.

Sleep is something most of us need more of at one time or another in our lives, but if you are a new parent, then you are probably finding that your sleep deprivation levels are at a new…well, at a new level of torture. You are probably wondering how you are even able to stand upright and function at a basic level right now, but you know what? It is possible to sleep like a baby, even when you have one, and below, you will find a few things to help you with that.


Understanding Baby Sleep (Or The Lack Thereof)

Probably, the first thing you need to nail to get more sleep right now is baby bedtime by age because, believe it or not, timing is everything. Newborns sleep a lot, just not always when you want them to. They’re kind of like those party animals who love the night life more than the sleep life. As they grow, establishing a consistent bedtime that aligns with their natural sleep cycles is key to getting them off to sleep in a timely manner so that you can too. Generally, bedtime gets earlier as they age, so you might start with a late-night party at 9 PM and gradually move to a more civilized 7 PM soiree.

Baby Sleep Schedules: Not Just for Control Freaks

Creating a sleep schedule is all about working with your baby’s internal clock. Regular naps and bedtimes can create a rhythm that helps your baby sleep better (and, in turn, you). So, although it may take some trial and error it is definitely worth persevering with.


The Art of the Bedtime Routine

A bedtime routine is your key to the lock that is the door to sleep. It signals to your baby that it’s time to wind down, and it really works. A bedtime routine could be anything from a bath followed by a lullaby and a nice story to a feed and a bit of gentle rocking, D wat works for you and your baby, do it every night, and see how much more sleep you can get.


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Swaddling: A Baby Burrito

Swaddling is the ancient art of snugly wrapping your baby in a blanket. It’s like making a baby burrito, and it can be a game-changer for sleep. It mimics the cozy, confined feel of the womb, which can soothe and calm your little one. Just make sure you’re swaddling safely – no loose blankets that can become a hazard.


Sleeping Arrangements: To Co-Sleep or Not to Co-Sleep?

The sleeping arrangement is a parent’s personal choice. Some parents swear by co-sleeping; others are staunch advocates for the crib. If you choose to co-sleep, do it safely. If you go the crib route, make sure it’s in your room for at least the first six months. This way, you’re close by, but not so close that you’re waking up every time your baby sighs, coughs, or practices their future opera singing skills.

White Noise: Not Just For Spas

White noise machines aren’t just for fancy spas. They can be lifesavers in the nursery, too. The gentle, consistent sound can drown out household noise and help your baby (and you) fall asleep faster than you think possible.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

If you have a partner in the trenches with you, then you are going to want to tag them in. Take turns with nighttime feedings and diaper changes and then you will both get more sleep at least some of the time and that can make a huge difference to how you feel.


Self-Care: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

Taking care of yourself means taking better care of your baby tool. It’s the whole “you can’t pour from an empty cup” thing. If you’re running on empty, you’re not going to be any good to your little one. So, be sure to nap when you can, eat well, and maybe do some yoga or meditation. Or just sit quietly for five minutes while pretending you’re on a beach in Bali. Whatever works.

Accepting the New Normal

Last of all, you need to try and accept that your sleep life has changed for the moment. It might not be the uninterrupted eight hours you once knew, but it’s a new kind of normal. Embrace the midnight cuddles, the early morning smiles, and even the 2 AM serenades. This phase doesn’t last forever, and one day (probably when they’re teenagers), you’ll miss these moments.

Time to sleep like a baby who’s just been sung his favorite lullaby!

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Hope this will help you sleep like a baby!

Lots of love






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