Parenting Struggle #1: Sleep

Whether it’s the baby’s difficulty falling asleep or, as a parent, the lack of sleep, this seems to be an issue that as parents have in common. If you’ve read my past blog posts, you already know that we’re having issues with our son’s sleeping pattern.

Most days, he naps good and bedtime goes smoothly, but he wakes up during the night and doesn’t want to go back to sleep. He often keeps us awake for 2 hours.

We try everything… We feed him, rock him. He would toss and turn and wants to sit on our lap. Then we take more strict measures. We let him cry, which I hate very much. We let him cry 5 mins, then check on him, then let him cry 10 mins and so on. When it’s been over 30 mins, I give in. Not sure if it’s right, but I guess I have some mom guilt going on. Sometimes we’re just lucky and he would fall asleep.

The next day though, we’re so tired that it’s hard to motivate ourselves to do some self-care and go exercise.

Any parents out there who go through similar issues? Have you found a solution? I would love to hear about it.

Until next time, if the baby doesn’t sleep tonight, strong coffee will be your best friend in the morning! 🙂

Photo by David Mao on Unsplash

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