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5 ways to get sleep with a newborn

Sleep when you have the chance

Don’t turn on the TV or start cleaning the kitchen—when your baby falls asleep, you should try to do the same.

When your baby finally falls asleep, no matter the time of day, resist the urge to do a chore or look at your favorite social media site. Sleep needs to become your first priority, and the best time to get it is when your baby sleeps. Even if you aren’t tired, taking the opportunity to lay down and rest will allow you to recharge. Avoid using electronic devices during this time, so that you aren’t distracted from a potential nap.

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Getting Your Baby to Sleep.
  2. Psychology Today. Can We Prevent Postpartum Depression?

Comments

  1. So true! I tell all my first-time moms that they MUST do this, since this is rarely a reality when you’ve got more than one. It really is OK to leave the laundry and dishes for later (or someone else…)!

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