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5 tips for getting more sleep with a newborn

Talk to any new parents about sleep with a newborn, and they’ll start laughing. Those long, restless and interrupted nights at home with the baby can feel endless. Especially, when the little one just doesn’t seem to sleep for more than 10 minutes at a time.

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However, if you’re not getting enough sleep, you won’t function well emotionally and mentally as a new parent. Here are five tips for getting more sleep with a newborn.

1. Don't be afraid to sleep

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If you’re a new mum, you may feel like you need to be awake at all times in case your baby cries. But in reality, you don’t have to. Humans are naturally programmed to wake up when babies cry. As a new mum, this instinct is even stronger. It’s okay if your baby cries for a short time, so don’t be afraid to sleep — you'll wake up when you need to!

Do you have any top tips for other parents relating to sleep with a newborn? Share you experience in the comments section below.

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