The saying “Sleep when your baby sleeps” is simply the best advice. If your baby is not eating, they are probably sleeping. Newborns log as many as 16 hours of sleep a day, but only in short bursts. The result? You are continuously alert, more tired, and exhausted. Even the best of us may begin to resent the severe lack of sleep. So, take naps together with the baby and go to bed early!
So, what if your infant has trouble sleeping? Do whatever it takes. You can soothe, rock, or cuddle the baby to sleep. Allow your new-born fall asleep on your chest or in the car seat. “Don’t worry about bad habits yet because it is about survival. Your survival!”
Make a point of playing some tunes. Yes, soft music is likely to calm your baby.
Also, get the dad involved too. The dad who helped you through your pregnancy may sometimes seem at a loss now that baby is here. So, mom, hand the baby over sometimes and let the dad figure things out as well, just like you are doing.
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