If you have fallen into the category of “the walking zombie” once you are a new mom, maybe you should consider yourself a sleep-deprived new mom. It’s going to be a roller coaster being a new mom. If it’s your first newborn, then you’ll learn, but if it’s your second or maybe third, with all the added responsibilities, it will be hard for you. But don’t worry about that. You shouldn’t because you can and should get a helping hand.
Getting stressed over the cause of not getting any sleep is inevitable. It’s not, however, you hate your baby, no. It’s the feeling of helpless when you can’t do anything to help your family when you are too tired. And this problem could be dangerous. A sleepy plus tired mom driving her baby to the pediatrician? Dangerous. We could give you a few tips for you to sneak in few sleeping and resting time to help you get energized again. Here are the sleep-saving tips for new moms out there that are simple yet agreeable.
Sleep-saving Tips 1: Get someone else to feed your baby
When it’s nighttime, enlist your husband to feed the baby. If you are feeding your baby using a bottle, it’s easy. But if you are breastfeeding your baby, you can pump the milk in advance for your husband to feed the baby. This gives the opportunity for your husband to bond with the baby.
Sleep-saving Tips 2: Take a Nap
It’s okay to take a nap once in a while. Don’t forbid yourself from taking a rest and nap. Familiar with the phrase take a nap while your baby sleeps? Do that while your baby sleeps and other time too. You just need to know the right time to take a nape. You can spend your money on the baby carrier so you can get productive when the baby’s up and take a nap without worrying.
Sleep-saving Tips 3: Put the baby closer to you
To avoid you moving too much, you can put your baby closer to you. So when the baby cries, you can just reach out and feed or give her/him attention they deserve. This will be easier and don’t think you are lazy because you are not! People understand that you need rest so don’t push yourself too hard.
These are just a few tips that could help you get your sleep back without guilt-tripping yourself. If it gets too much, you should go to your doctor and ask for opinions on what should you do, whether you should be on a prescribed medicine to help cure your new-mom-insomnia or not. It’s best if you talk to someone too. Someone who is experienced or not, it would help either way. Taking care of your newborn is important, but so is your well-being.