New Mom Tips

A few tricks to help new moms get more shut eye

New Mom Tips

If you’re a new mom you’ve likely already discovered that having a newborns means little sleep.  But if we want to be the best we can be for baby, moms need to learn to take care of themselves, and that means, if possible, sharing the baby care, says Dr. Isabelle Granic, co-author of Bed Timing. “When you can’t change your child’s sleep patterns when they are in these sensitive sleep periods, take care of yourself. So things like try to get your husband or partner to get up for you to sooth the child. You can take the first four hours and your partner can take the next four hours. So at least one of you is getting a solid four hours of sleep. Also, try to get a mother’s helper, such as a student to come in during the day so that you can have her take care of the baby and other children you may have in another room so you can get some rest and take care of your psychological health.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Isabelle Granic, co-author of Bed Timing.
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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