I recently read a magazine that noted some basic baby and mama myths. I felt they were right on on...
I recently read a magazine that noted some basic baby and mama myths. I felt they were right on on all of them but one. One myth they offered was akin to, "After the baby comes you'll never sleep again." I don't consider this a total myth. You do sleep very differently after your baby comes and a lot of that involves a whole lot less sleep. They report that yes you may indeed spend hours, weeks, and years, counting the lack of zzz's you're getting but that you won't really mind because of the cute little snuggle bunny you got in return. I don't know. Cedar was no questions about it; adorable yet I did mind the lack of sleep and feel like I may have been a smarter parent right from the start had I gotten plenty of (or even some) sleep. You won't get that much sleep unless you can afford a super nanny and even then if you're breastfeeding you'll be up either feeding the baby or leaking because you haven't. Another mama sleep rumor you hear is sleep when your baby sleeps. This is not a myth at all it's a fact. If he falls asleep do no do laundry, do not fold baby clothes, do not pass go; just lie down and catch a nap. Other sleep helpers include co-sleeping, getting help from family and friends when possible, and getting out during the day to get some exercise -- a simple walk with your baby will do the trick. Need more sleep help: Too little sleep can make you sick Co-sleeping safety tips Baby (and mama) soothing music Baby Sleepytime CD and book How to catch some ZZZZZ’s Don't forget to enter Pregnancy & Baby's Little Monsters Contest -- you can win fabulous prizes that will help you preserve your digital memories!

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