It’s pretty well-known that being the parent of a newborn baby isn’t exactly a walk in the park. However, it’s impossible to know just how hard it is until you experience it first hand.
The best thing you can do is to try and prepare as much as possible. This doesn’t just mean buying a year’s supply of nappies, it means you need to be mentally prepared.
Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest challenges facing any new parents. Health Day suggests that until a baby is 5 months old, parents usually lose around two hours of sleep per night, which exhausting just thinking about it.
Unless you are incredibly lucky, there is no way to avoid your sweet little newborn keeping you up for at least some of the night. Instead, it’s better to find the best ways of coping.
11 Sleep Hacks Every New Parent Needs To Know
Thankfully, sleepypeople.com has come up with a very helpful infographic to lend a hand to new parents who are worried about getting a good night’s sleep.
It’s called ‘11 Sleep Hacks Every New Parent Needs To Know’ and it covers a wide range of things to help you get as much shut-eye as possible through the amazing but tiresome first few months.
Take a look at the infographic below and give yourself the best chance of getting a decent night’s sleep, even when your baby arrives.
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