One of the most difficult lifestyle adaptations parents to newborn babies make is learning how to survive on reduced sleep. Although some people joke about it, sleep deprivation can be very serious. It can lead to poor performance at work, short tempers and even accidents. A baby (or the combination of a baby and a toddler) may see you waking up several times in the night, but here are some tips for reducing the times you have to keep your eyes open with matchsticks:
Making sleep work
Sleep training 101
How to survive a baby who doesn’t sleep
Sleep training for wimps
The co-sleeping commandments
Baby not sleeping
Baby, please sleep!
How to deal with sleep deprivation
How to put your baby to sleep in 40 seconds
If you DO manage to get your baby to sleep, here's what is going on inside your child's head:
What do babies dream?
We’re sure you’ll find at least a few helpful tips here so that you can get a little bit of sleep. Maybe even that rare experience, a whole night’s sleep!
You may even need to visit your doctor or paediatrician if you’re concerned that your child’s lack of sleep is possibly health-related.
If you're STILL not getting sleep, you could try watching this funny video of babies trying to stay awake, via compilarizTV/YouTube:
How many hours do you sleep per night?