5 tips for new parents who aren’t getting enough sleep

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Let's get real, once you have a baby, every minute of sleep that you get will feel like a blessing. Here are some helpful tips to help you get enough rest!

Being a parent means that you’ll be handling new responsibilities, experiences, and sadly, it also means that you’ll be getting less sleep.

Finding the time to rest is a big problem, especially for working parents who barely have enough sleep as it is. That’s why we created this list of tips from our moms and dads on ParentTown to help parents get as much rest as they can throughout the day!

1. The earlier your child sleeps, the better

Mother of one, Jamie Koh, shares this awesome tip for parents who aren’t getting enough sleep: “The earlier your child can sleep through the night, the better sleep you will have. Generally, the first month is the most tiring because they wake up every 2 to 3 hours.”

Great advice! It’s better to let your child sleep early so that as soon as they fall asleep, you can get some much needed rest for yourself. Though as Jamie shares, it will really be a struggle during the first month.

2. Multitask!

Mummy Evelyn Cheo gives us her advice for mums who don’t get enough sleep: “For breastfeeding mums who breastfeed their babies at night, you can co-sleep with your baby and feed your baby while lying on your side so that you can sleep and feed your baby at the same time. Your sleep will definitely be deprived as a new parent. Hang on. It will only get better.”

That’s pretty smart! Babies usually fall asleep during or after breastfeeding, and if you’re already in bed, then you can just take a nap while your baby sleeps.

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