Are you a new parent? Becoming a parent is the most rewarding job on the planet. However, having a newborn is is probably one of the most difficult aspects of being a parent. Late nights, crazy schedules, up at unnatural times. It may feel like you are never going to get sleep again, and you may find yourself dreaming about a time when you weren't tired all of the time. While it might be a while before those dreams of great sleep come true, there are things you can do now to help you and your baby get better sleep.

4 Sleep Tips For New Parents:

  1. Flexible Schedule: All babies are different. The first few months are going to be a whirlwind. After around month 3, your baby may be ready for a schedule. Keeping an open mind and trying different ways and time to get your child to fall asleep may actually help you find a method that works for the both of you. As your baby gets older, sleep needs will change.
  2. Day and Night: Help your newborn to differentiate between day and night. Try to keep them active during the daytime and keep naps regulated so that they begin sleeping at the right times. Encourage a quiet atmosphere with dim lighting at night time to help your baby associate that with sleep.
  3. Be Consistent: Nap time and bed time should be at the same time every day. Decide on if you will be letting your child cry it out or not and stick to your plan. Being consistent teaches your child about what to expect from you and what you expect from them.
  4. Set A Routine- At around 3 months you should begin to establish a regular nighttime routine for your baby. A routine will help your baby feel secure. Set a routine like bath time, books or music before bed so that your baby knows and learns what to expect.

  5. These four tips will help improve both of your sleeping patters. Try these tips to improve both of your sleeping patterns. Before you know it you will both be getting a full night's sleep.