How to Manage the Sleepless Nights

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As a mom of three, I have had my fair share of sleepless nights. We’ve all been there! I have also had experience with bottle, formula, and breastfeeding my kids. Here are some tips to help make those sleepless nights and endless feedings a little easier:

 

Try prepping ahead of time


If you are bottle feeding or formula feeding your baby, you may want to purchase a bottle warmer for those late night feedings. Every night before bed, have your bottle warmer, water, formula, and clean bottles conveniently located in your room or your baby’s nursery to prep bottles for baby. This sets you up for success and saves you the extra trip to the kitchen!

 

Get in bed


If you are breastfeeding your baby, a great way to get some extra shuteye is to nurse while lying down in your bed. It is much easier and beats trying to stay up in a rocking chair. Plus, your baby will get that extra bonding time with mommy.

 

Naps, naps, naps


When baby sleeps, you sleep. No truer words have been spoken. Just 10-15 minutes of shuteye can make you feel human again.

 

Ask for help


Ask dad, family, and friends to lend a hand! If you have smaller children, ask Grandma or Dad to take the little ones for an hour or two while you and baby get some rest. Having help around the house with laundry, cleaning, and even dinner is a big relief as well!

 

Look for alternative energy boosts


Time to go back to work, but still not getting enough sleep? Instead of reaching for classic caffeine sources like coffee and tea, try eating energy boosting foods like sweet potatoes, bananas, almonds, salmon, and yogurt to put more pep in your step.

 

 

 


How do you manage your sleepless nights? Do you have any tips and tricks to add?


 

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About the Author


Christina Lagos

Christina has been with BEABA for over 2 year now. She has three children, a 9 year old, 3 year old and a 1 year old. Aligned with BEABA's beliefs in providing your children with healthy foods, Christina practices an organic, healthy, non-toxic, and holistic lifestyle at home. In 2012 she began changing her eating habits and learning about the benefits of wholesome foods. She began buying and consuming organic foods and produce, choosing minimally processed or foods containing very few ingredients, as well as buying allergen alternative foods such as dairy free, soy free, and gluten free. This later turned into her taking on a completely brand new lifestyle. Excited and passionate about the change she made for herself, she then began making the same changes at home for her family. Christina is constantly discovering different types of benefits from wholesome foods as well as new brands that have the same health beliefs and whom take these beliefs into consideration when creating their products.

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