Motherhood may have not been exactly what you had in mind. In fact, now that you have the baby, things appear to be going downhill in some ways. You have to deal with the crying, the diaper changing, but most of all, you have to deal with the change in sleep schedule. Sleep is one of the most powerful contributors to our overall health and when we lack it, our well-being is lacking. But that doesn't mean you can't adjust to it. Continue reading below and see how you can get the sleep you deserve when you become a new mom.
Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps
The best way to get sleep when you possibly can is to sleep when your baby is sleeping. When your baby is napping, no matter what plans you had, set them aside and take your nap, too. Everything can wait except the baby.
You'll feel very tempted to do chores, catch up on a TV series, or even make phone calls, but don't. Just accept that your house is a mess and just go to sleep because once the baby is up, you have to be, too.
Accept Help Whenever It's Offered
Whenever someone offers to help you with the baby, accept it. You'll likely feel resistant but whether it's a family member, babysitter, or a friend, just say yes and get your few hours of sleep in. Avoid looking at the clock or watching television so that you don't see how much time you have for sleeping.
Don’t Worry That You Won’t Hear Your Baby Cry
A baby's cry functions like a natural alarm clock, so don't fret about not hearing your child during sleep. If you feel as if you won't hear their cries, then purchase a monitor so that you hear them when you're in a separate room. If you place your child in a safe setting then your baby will be safe as you sleep. And if the child cries for a few minutes before you hear him or her, they will be okay.
You may also worry because your view of your child might be obstructed due the location of which you are sleeping in. If you worry about this, it's best to have the child's crib close by and preferably one that's open barred, such as the Devon Crib we sell on Rooms For a Prince and Princess's website.
Don't Fall Victim to The Baby Blues
New moms are vulnerable to postpartum depression and the condition can worsen due to sleep deprivation. Talk to your doctor and mention your symptoms if you feel moody and/or depressed. Apart from sleeping, your doctor will also recommend other healthy behavior you should be practicing in order to recover from the condition.
Shop at Rooms For a Prince & Princess Today
RPP Kids has the best products for you to buy to accommodate for your child's settings. Whether you want them to have a nice crib to sleep in or for them to have a safe area to stay in as you sleep, we can offer them for you at affordable rates. We're confident that when you purchase from us, you'll be added to our growing list of satisfied customers. For any inquiries, you may call us at 561-206-6173 or visit our contact page.