Adjust Your Timeline
Most adults assume that sleeping late is for teenagers, and going to bed early is for little kids, but when there's a new baby in the house, anything goes. Elizabeth Corvin, mother of two, offers this advice, "If your baby wakes up at 6 AM for a feeding, don't start your day just yet! Feed him quietly in a dark room and both of you should go back to sleep for another few hours until he gets up at 9 AM for the next one."
Corvin says to apply the same logic to bedtime. "I used to get up at 5:30 AM to be at work by 7 AM," she says. "That meant I hit the sack around 10 PM each night. But having a baby forced me to go to bed around 8:30 PM so I could sneak in a few hours of sleep before the dreaded midnight feeding. I may have missed a few sitcoms on television, but who really cares!"