How To Get A Good Night's Sleep Despite Having A Baby Night Owl (New
Moms Really Don't Have To Be Exhausted)
A new mom doesn't have to be exhausted. Learn a
quick way to improve your sleep by already tonight
even if your baby wakes up again and again and
It is morning in the house of the New Baby. Dad
jumps up, tired, sure, but pretty much in shape to go
to work. And then there's New Mom... Checking her
watch and counting...
quot;Well, the fifth time I breastfed I was almost asleep,
so counting that as real sleep, I did manage to get 4
hours of sleep this night. Not too bad.
Then why am I so tired? I've learned that some hormones in new moms make
them require less sleep?!quot;
Even new moms need to sleep
Hey mom, that won't do! Women, just like any adult human beings need at least
6 hours of sleep every night for their bodies and minds to function. (And you
thought it was the breastfeeding that made you kind of slow...)
Being a new mom, it is so easy to take the lack of sleep for granted. But you
don't have to!
Even if your baby wakes up - and most do - there are several steps you can take
to improve your own sleep.
Just waiting for your little one to start sleeping through the night will make you
tired, slow, possibly depressed, lower your libido, make it harder to loose that
baby fat, give you wrinkles... Do I need to go on?
Also, as many as 50% of all babies still wake up at night when they are 1 year
Now are you convinced to take charge of your own sleep?
Dad's Night Up
So let me introduce you to the best way of getting at least one or two good nights'
sleep every week. (That should be an improvement of 15-30% by just
implementing one single tip)
I call it quot;Dad's night upquot;
Because that's exactly what it is.
It is simply not fair if you are two adults in the house that one is totally exhausted
and the other one isn't.
So here's the deal.
Before starting, invest in a couple of good earplugs. Very important! Also make
sure you arrange with a mattress, bed, sofa or anything that will create some
space between you and your baby. Done? Ok.
Prescription: Do this at least once every week
Now, at least once every week (twice is better), go to bed early with your new
earplugs and if possible in your own room (or at least not in the same bed as
your baby and certainly further away from your little one than usual).
Now dad has a really important assignment. He is to be the one responsible for
your baby at night. This means waking up when the baby starts to cry or fuss. It
means being responsible for that the baby is safe. It also means carrying the
baby to you for nursing if needed or actually do the bottle feeding at night. He
also gets to take care of the burping after feeding and for putting the baby back
But my hubby...
Now I can hear your objections:
quot;But my hubby doesn't wake up when our baby starts to fuss, I do.quot;
Well, that's what the earplugs are for! And the sofa or guest room. And you'll be
amazed by how much a bit of responsibility can improve someone’s hearing at
Your partner will wake up, trust me!
What you'll gain
Did you know that some studies indicate that new moms tend to wake up every
three minutes to check on their babies? The moms don't remember most of these
brief waken moments, but no wonder you're tired! quot;Dad's night upquot; should
improve your chances of waking up only a few times instead of 160...
And dad? Well, he will be a little bit more tired, but with a much happier Mom
around the house. And he'll bond better with the Baby too.
That's what I call a win-win-win situation!