Every new parent is sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can be tough to deal with, especially if you're someone that needs a lot of sleep.
Here you'll learn how to get more sleep, cope with sleep deprivation, and more.
With teachers handing out more assignments than ever, our kids are stressed, sleep deprived and, worst of all, becoming disillusioned with learning. But many frustrated parents are fighting back -- and winning. You can too.
You're envisioning cozy nursing sessions in your new glider, visits from FOBs (friends of baby), and rocking your newborn to sleep. You'll get there, Mom! Use our guide to prepare now so you aren't blindsided by feeling sore, sleepy, and a little weepy during those early days.
It's understandable if the term "walking zombie" describes you during your new mom days. As you recover from pregnancy and childbirth, you're nurturing an infant who wakes up several times a night feeling hungry (or wet or colicky or disoriented) and needs you to be awake too. Luckily, this is temporary. Once your baby can sleep through the night, you can return to a regular sleep schedule. But most infants won't for least seven to eight weeks, often longer. The good news: You can almost always sneak in sleep. These sleep-saving moves will show you how.
Before my daughter was born, I read everything I could about caring for an infant. Thanks to all those books and articles, I was pretty sure I'd know which end was up. But during that first sleep-deprived year, it was all I could do sometimes to keep my tiny, mysterious person fed, bathed, and diapered. In the rare moments when I was actually able to ponder the big picture, I couldn't help worrying that some small but crucial bit of information had managed to slip through the cracks. If you've ever wondered how your own baby wisdom stacks up, this is your chance to find out.