According to mommyissleeping.com, the thing most moms complain about the most frequently is lack of sleep. Especially as a new mom, lack of sleep is a foregone conclusion. But what can new moms do about being tired all the time?
Take your sleep seriously and create a sleep schedule
You’ll see how importantly it is to take your sleep seriously! Although going to bed can sometimes feel like a horrible responsibility instead of a fun and healthy thing, it’s important to create a sleep schedule for both you and your baby. Creating a schedule can make sure that not only your baby gets used to falling asleep and getting up regularly at the same time (predictability is always under-rated!) but also you can plan around your baby’s nap and sleep schedules so that you can also get regular rest.
Ask for help
One of the most important messages is the notion that you should never be afraid to ask for help. Motherhood, especially as a new mom, can be incredibly overwhelming and scary. Make sure to talk to other people, identify a quality support group that you can rely on to vent to and help you out when needed. Just being able to get out for a little bit and be able to leave your baby with a trusted friend or family member can clear your head and help you deal with being a tired, new mom better. Ask people with babies what they used to help get them to sleep – hints from someone who has experience can be the best, most comforting thing in the world!
Star Light Projectors and White Noise Machines
Another great and underutilized option, purchasable at mommyissleeping are star light projectors and white noise machines. These amazing devices (there are many options available) help by soothing your baby to sleep and, by default, allowing you to also get longer and more quality sleep. Most options have timers and multiple sound and star options, allowing you to select the combination that works best for your baby. The star light projectors are just fun, especially as your baby turns into a toddler. The Uncle Milton Star Theater Pro, for instance, has a high quality lens and projects 10,000 stars! Another plus to the white noise machines is that they can transition through the stages of childhood and beyond. Many adults also sleep with white noises machines and some of the available models on this site are designed so that they can change with your baby as he or she grows. The Homedics HDS-2000 Deep Sleep II Relaxation Sound and White Noise Machine has multiple settings and would look great in any bedroom, child or adult. It has a remote, multiple “sleep therapy” settings and adjustable volume.
When you’re a new mom, being tired is just part of the deal. However, with help from mommyissleeping.com, you can help train both you and your baby’s sleep schedule and get as much good, quality rest for both of you as possible!