Welcoming a baby into your life is truly a wonderful experience. But it also comes with some downsides: sleep deprivation and exhaustion.
In fact, one of the studies presented by the Daily Mail shows that new parents only get about 5.1 hours of sleep per night, as opposed to the recommended 8 hours of sleep.
And these actually adds up to losing 44 days worth of sleep during their first year as parents!
It really is no wonder new parents are constantly exhausted. Thankfully, however, many ingenious solutions have been created to offer help for the parents.
Because, as we all know – when babies sleep more, parents sleep more. And when parents sleep more, they are energized enough for the next day to take care of their little one.
Here are 10 items that will exactly do that for you! These will definitely make your life much easier, and babies happier:
No more stepping on toys at night when you’re running to your kid’s room!
This unique device will stay useful even when your baby grows up, since you’ll be having more things like lego blocks on the ground.
2. Family bed
Instead of sleeping separately, some parents believe it’s better to regularly share a bed with their child. And experts say either options are fine, as long as the baby is happy and safe. In fact, some babies sleep better next to their parents, and this may actually be a way to bond. But since it can be dangerous for the babies to sleep next to their parents, beds like the pictured above is a must-have!
3. Woombie Original One-Step Baby Swaddle – Easy To Use Natural Approach to Swaddling – Stretchy But Snug Breathable Fabric – Twilight (Heathered Gray) – Newborn 5-13 lbs
Do you know about the benefits of swaddling? Not only does it make the baby feel much happier, but it also has been proven to reduce the chances of a baby having Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But, it’s difficult to swaddle without restricting baby’s arm movements. Woombie, however, allows natural “womb-like” environment so that the baby can still be comfortable while being swaddled. Also, with its special material that has tiny holes, Woombie allows extra ventilation to prevent overheating.
Just like how parents do when comforting their babies, this infant seat bounces up and down and even sways from side to side. Not only that, it also has built-in sounds that could be used to soothe the baby.
This is especially handy for parents with twins and triplets – put one baby down first as you’re caring for the other!