Newborns and new norms: tips for sleep deprived parents

Does the excitement of a newborn have your family in a whirlwind? No matter how prepared you think you are, most parents struggle with sleep deprivation. A popular mantra for parents is often, “I’ll sleep when baby sleeps.” This isn’t always the easiest mantra to keep, especially for parents of more than one child. The average newborn will sleep on a 50-minute sleep cycle, so you can expect to be awake for at least 20 minutes every hour of the night; and things can get rough.

For a first hand account on some of the struggles that come with a newborn and how to adapt, read this post from the CHOG blog.

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