Emma Pollard – The Goodnight Nurse
Effects of sleep deprivation
Sleep is really important for new mums as sleep deprivation has been linked to postnatal depression. Drastically, the potential for Shaken Baby Syndrome and other forms of physical violence are an extreme result of overtired, frustrated parents dealing with a crying baby. Other effects of sleep deprivation include:
•having trouble waking
•feeling groggy all day
•inability to concentrate
•nodding off at work or home or in the car while driving.
•mood problems, i.e. irritability, depression, anxiety
Adjusting your child’s pre sleep routine has a significant positive effect in helping both you and your child sleep more at night.
Pre sleep routine.
Avoid bathing in the evening as your child will enjoy this too much and it will wind them up as opposed to calming them down for their sleep.
The 6 B’s at 6pm
Bag (sleeping bag)