Tips on getting enough sleep?

Ok, Mama’s here it is, I’m a SAHM I have a two-month-old, a 2 yr old, and a 3 yr old. I’ve always been able to sleep before, but this newest member of the bunch does not like to let his mama sleep! I am exhausted and haven’t slept properly in days; husband works long AF hours, so he’s not the solution this time. How do you ladies get your sleep in?

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Nap when the kids nap! Try to get them ALL down close to the same time so naps overlap and you can snooze when they snooze. Only thing that helped for me

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Sometimes having everyone lay down in the same room, at the same time, will get them to relax enough to nap at the same time. Then you can join in! Maybe make a little comfy fort in the front room and take the couch

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I just don’t sleep. My oldest slept through the night since 6 weeks and my youngest now wakes up every 2 hours, sometimes to eat sometimes just because he can. He is 8 months. I basically sleep in 2 hour intervals

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Where does baby sleep? Is it close enough that you can just put your hand on baby to soothe them? If not maybe that would help. Also you can try swaddling a little tighter to help comfort baby

Try to keep the 2 month old up as much as you can when your other kids wake
Even though he probably just went to bed few hours before.
Just wake him…
so when the other kids nap you can make him too…
and when your older kids wake you should wake him up too
And have him back to bed by 7ish
After that he should be able to sleep through the night with only one or two feedings lol if his that kind of baby
I’ve done this
The hard part is the adult staying up when you are drained as well
Good luck though

I don’t. I just cry a lot and pray that one day I’ll get an uninterrupted few hours.

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Can you get a sitter for a few hours?

I cosleep so during to day when big sister is napping me and baby crawl in my bed to nap

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Caffeine. Lots and lots of caffeine.

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I would say cut the day naps dow for the baby. Many times, they sleep too much in the day and can’t sleep at night. It will take some time, but it will get better.

In the same boat. And the oar is on fire. And the boat is on fire. And it’s sinking. We will sleep in 18 years :sob:

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Get the oldest ones to sleep - in baby bed or play pen is best- while they’re asleep get the baby in bed with you and get a nap. Worth a try. Good luck.

This might sound bad to some, I had 5 little ones (all grown now) but when I was totally exhausted and had to sleep, I would put all of my babies in bed with me and turn on a cartoon that would keep their attention, I of course couldn’t get into a deep sleep but I could close my eyes and rest while I knew they were all right there with me

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Stop having children after this?? Idk, im always confused when people act surprised about lack of sleep when popping out a kid… wait a year for the sleep schedule hits and get your tubes tied if you want to sleep after this.

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Once I got the baby sleeping in her crib ONLY things got better. No naps on mama ever at alllll. Those early days I’d have my toddler sit in front of me in the couch and I’d have my arm around him with a movie on. He wouldn’t move for about an hr and I’d catch a nap. I can also function pretty well on 2 to 3 hours sleep if I need to. You will adjust and this they will sleep eventually. Just have to wait it out

Try to get them all down for a nap at the same time? Or ask family to watch them for a couple hours and just rest?

Hire a baby sitter and go snooze

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We get sleep???.. im joking but seriously… i feel you mama but i have a 4month old baby and i work night shifts i get home around 3am and my kid wakes up by 530am and i take power naps… my mom watches him while im at work… so i dont sleep at all

Lol there’s moms out there getting sleep? :flushed:

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