7 Simple Tips to Get Your Baby Sleeping Through the Night

Let me start by saying that I am what people would call an ‘old’ mother giving birth to my son at 42 years old. I did not read any books before he was born, except baby name books as I naively believed that if my baby were fed and had lots of love, everything would be fine.  

How hard could it be, it’s just a baby – right?


Nothing prepared me for the sleep deprivation

People would say things like “You don’t know what tired is until you’ve had a baby.” Or “You think you’re tired now, wait until the baby is born.” I smiled, I nodded, but they were right. I didn’t know what tired was until I had my beautiful son.

I will not bore you with all the details.  Let’s say that after only 8 weeks of a lack of sleep (I know many of you reading this will have been sleep deprived for months perhaps even years) I was already feeling the effects of sleep deprivation (possibly made worse by my old age). I was only taking 3 months of maternity leave (my husband became a Stay at Home Dad), so I knew I had to get some sleep.

I knew that babies only slept for 3-4 hours and that I had to feed my son. But the problem was how long it took him to go back to sleep after a feed. By the time he eventually went back to sleep, it was 2 hours later, and he was awake again for another feed. So, neither of us was getting enough sleep.

The ONE thing, no-one, tells you before you have a baby is that …

Babies do not know how to fall asleep independently.

The fact is we need to teach babies, and young children how to sleep.  

Lisa Skene
Lisa Skenehttps://coolkidshub.com/
Lisa Skene is the co-founder of Cool Kids Hub, a children's book author, wife and proud Mum of a beautiful son. Cool Kids Hub helps parents navigate the critical milestones in their child's life by providing honest, information, tips and products recommendations. Lisa genuinely believes that every child deserves the best in life and that our children thrive when given love and plenty of opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. Connect with Cool Kids Hub on Facebook.

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