Being a mum isn’t an easy job, let’s not kid ourselves. It’s no fun dealing with a screaming baby in the supermarket and dirty nappies stink, there’s no way of getting around it. It’s a job that we love, but sometimes… don’t always love. And as with the case of any job, mums also need a break or some secret “me-time.”
Some people can sleep like a log in the midst of a rock concert. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t blessed with this ability, and loud neighbors, crying babies and noise from traffic and construction can interrupt our sleep or prevent us from falling asleep at all.
The first few weeks of having a new baby can be particularly stressful and every hour of the day is dedicated to caring for your newborn. Feeding, changing nappies, putting the baby to bed are all part of the routine babies need. At some point, however, this has to come to an end.
Getting into a bedtime routine is good for both parents and babies
A regular bedtime routine teaches a baby when it's time to go to sleep. In addition, sleep experts believe that a regular bedtime routine improves sleep quality. The sooner a child learns to follow a routine and adopt certain habits, the easier it is to stick to it before a lack of routine or even bad bedtime habits take hold.
The length of time you should breastfeed your baby remains a hot and controversial topic. Everyone has a different opinion to voice and no matter what choices mums make, there are always plenty of comments and advice to listen to.
It all started with a present given to our daughter - a sleeping bag with a polyester filling!
Damp, sticky, stuffy, sometimes too hot and then too cold. This is what our first child, Carmen, must have experienced as she spent 5 years ago days and nights after she was born in a sleeping bag with polyester filling. It was a gift from relatives who clearly meant well.
However, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether she was really comfortable in it.
Would you sleep in polyester bedding?
I certainly wouldn’t and I couldn’t imagine that babies would feel comfortable spending more than 5,000 hours a year in a sleeping bag like this.
After doing some research, however, I soon realized that, when it came to babies’ sleeping bags, there wasn’t much choice available to buy in terms of products made entirely from natural materials.
THE SOLUTION simply didn’t exist, which is why I saw it as my job and a challenge to find one.
This was the beginning of Zizzz.
Music can be the best and most effective way to help you go to sleep. Playing the right music before going to sleep can improve your sleep quality.
On your stomach, hands above your head? On your back? Fetal position? Yes, we all have our best technique to drift off to sleep in no time. What if your favorite position to go to sleep revealed aspects of your personality?
Many couples use their parental leave to organize long trips. It's always enjoyable to be able to spend lots of time as a family. In general, about 70% of couples prefer the idea of traveling with kids. A study pointed out, however, that only 19% of them choose a longer trip.