Whether it’s your grandmother, a well-intentioned friend, or Google, you’ve probably heard how “easy” it is to get a good night’s sleep even with a newborn at home using method A, B or C to help you. Single parent or no, you probably also know that a lot of those methods probably don’t work for no other reason than they simply don’t. So, the question remains: how do sleep and a newborn baby co-exist?
A new sleep schedule
According to a recent post in The Offspring, a sleep schedule with a newborn does shift dramatically, but getting a good amount of sleep is possible when you shift your understanding of how to get it.
Think about sleep in a different way:
- Focus on quality of sleep instead of quantity. 3 hours of deep sleep is better than 8 hours of restless sleep.
- Remember that being sleep-deprived will impact your baby’s health as well as your own.
oucan adapt your schedule as you go. It isn’t set in stone.
Whether it’s external help, understanding how sleep should be a
SOURCE: The Offspring