5 Ways to Make Productive Use of Baby Sleeping Time (And Not Feel More Tired!)

Having a baby, and in particular, when you have a newborn, getting things done can be so challenging. We all envision ourselves managing perfectly well, in a wonderfully clean house, cooking restaurant quality meals with a sleeping baby nearby, but the reality is often quite different. But there are a few magical times every day…

How can parents get enough sleep?

Keep a consistent bedtime routine. Doing this will help your baby sleep through the night and help you get to bed at a sensible time. Ensure also your bedroom is dark enough with blackout curtains, and keep your bedroom cool, ideally 18 to 21°C. Try to stay positive, remember that it is natural for babies to wake up in the night, but that it will improve with time.