Owl mom, I have not slept in so long
My mom had already told me "when you are a mother you do not sleep a whole night never again" and boy was she right, my baby is 14 months old and I still cannot get a long sleep at night!!
For most parents, getting their babies to have a consistent sleep routine can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few good months.
According to the National Foundation for Sleep in the United States, 70 percent of babies sleep all night at 9 months.
This fact can be quite depressing for 30 percent of parents who have tried everything and even then, we cannot get our little one to sleep.
There are some myths that say that when the baby begins to eat solids will sleep longer, because I he or she will feel fuller and not wake up to eat, this is false because there are babies who at 3 months already sleep 8 to 12 hours in a row and, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, they should only be fed breast milk or formula at this age. What many specialists agree is that it depends on the age of the baby.
If you are in the same situation as me, you will already have read all the books you could about how to train your little one or little one to sleep longer, and you will also have visited several blogs of dads and moms like this one that tell you their experiences and tell you that it worked for them. But the truth is that what works for some does not work for others.
I have a very light sleep and I wake up when I hear my baby move. Also, I do not like to hear him cry, therefore, I am guilty of comforting him immediately but I do not care, personally, I prefer to see him smile than with tears in his eyes.
So I'm going to share some tips with you, not for your baby to sleep longer, but for you to recover a little sleep and don’t become a owl mom.
Tips to recover lost sleep:
Make co-sleeping, that is, share the bed with your baby, this topic will be develop further in another article.
Taking naps with your baby, as long as you can do it, has helped me recover a few hours of sleep during the day.
Go to bed at the time the baby goes to sleep at night.
Talk with other moms to know what they are doing and how they are doing, especially because you will realize that you are not alone.
Finally, do not despair, find what works for you, follow your intuition as a mom and make the most of this time with your baby, the situation will not be indefinite, unless you notice that there is something that is bothering your baby and in that case you should consult with the pediatrician.
I invite you to share the joy of being parents and our experiences as a mother.