Baby's first year a struggle for new parents: Survey

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 20, 2018, 8:31 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2018, 8:31 pm IST
Experts recommend feeding a restless baby warm milk to get the child to sleep.
Baby's first year a struggle for new parents. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Baby's first year a struggle for new parents. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new survey has found the first year of a child's life is a huge struggle for new parents, The Sun reported.

Researchers say parents get only four hours and 44 minutes of sleep every night.

 

Data from the survey also revealed:

* Parents lose 50 nights sleep over 12 months
* Only get 59% of the required eight hours of rest
* They spend 54 minutes everyday trying to catch up on sleep
* 11% believe they hallucinate
*  44% struggle to string sentences
*  8% forget the child's name

Newborns wake up at least three times a night. Sleep deprivation linked to a new baby is the reason for a lot of the arguments between the couple.

Researchers say the best way to get a restless baby to sleep is to give them warm milk.

 

"When your baby sleeps well you sleep better and that sets everyone up for the day," Steve Reid, boss of sleep technology brand Simba, who conducted the survey, told The Sun.

Adding, "The fallout from sleeplessness can push people to the their limits."

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