Anyone who’s had a baby knows that the phrase “I slept like a baby” is wildly inaccurate. But, hard as it may be to come by, sleep is important for both the baby and the new mommy and daddy. And after you’ve tried it all (crib in your room, baby in bed with you, both of you on a recliner), there is one simple, productive solution to help you and the newborn sleep perfectly.
You should consider putting a bed for yourself in your baby’s nursery as well.
Does it have to be a $5,000, top-of-the-line mattress with built-in temperature control? It can, but it doesn’t need to be. It needs to be a place where you can sleep comfortably while your baby snoozes, too. It needs to eliminate the 2, 3 and 4am runs down the hall to rock your baby back to sleep. This means more well-rested awake time during the day, and more quality time for you and your new baby. Find a mattress for as low as $149, and say good night.
It will alleviate sleep deprivation for you, because you’ll always be there with your baby. It’s a spot to rest during those stubborn, fussy nights. And it helps the postpartum separation, because you’ll always be there.
Sleep training a baby can be challenging if you’re forced to run down the hall several times a night. Monitoring the clock and making sure your little one is out like a light each night when he or should be is easier with a bed in the room. So you can be there, always.
And the most fun reason for a bed in the nursery is the possibility of inviting more of your children in for a sleepover—especially if a sibling is going through a bout of jealousy his or her new brother or sister. It helps relationships grow, while not sacrificing one of nature’s demands—sleep.
This doesn’t need to be a break-the-bank project. You can get a bed for cheap, and sleep better knowing your baby is, too.
Just make sure to “encourage” your significant other to take you out to dinner while he or she is sprawled out comfortably in the king bed.
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