How to Sleep Through the Night When You Have a Newborn

How to Sleep Through the Night When You Have a Newborn

After 9 months of hearing about how you are never going to sleep again, just the title of this post might be a little jarring. Isn't lack of sleep just par for the course when you have a baby? Well, no. It doesn't have to be. There's a secret that many Calgary parents have been keeping and it means they're sleeping through the night (or waking only to feed their baby and then going directly back to sleep), resting throughout the day, keeping their homes and family running efficiently, and even showering and eating a balanced diet. What is this secret mommy magic?

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3 Newborn Sleep Secrets

3 Newborn Sleep Secrets

I often wish I had known what I know about sleep now when I had my first baby. I would have felt a whole lot more peaceful about being a new mom.

Postpartum hormones seem to have this way of tricking us into believing we are invincible, and we don’t rest as much as our bodies need in those early weeks. We also tend to lack the support and care we need after having a baby, all resulting in exhaustion. New parents often reach out to me because their baby is a few weeks old and they have hit a brick wall of tired.

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