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Bedtime tips for sleepy moms

You may be exhausted, but that doesn't mean it's always easy to fall asleep. Here's how to make sack time more successful.
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The top tips for more restful zzzzzs.

Co-sleep: If you co-sleep you can breastfeed in bed. You can comfort your baby without getting up, and you'll get more sleep overall.

Create a bedtime routine: Even mamas need a routine. Take a warm bath, have some tea, read a book, or play nice music. Get relaxed and you'll have a better sleep.

Make a list: Don't lay in bed all night thinking about tomorrow. Instead make a list before bed. Now that you know you won't forget your tasks, you can sleep.

Exercise: Make sure to get in some exercise every day. You'll feel better overall and sleep much better.

Naps: If you can't get enough sleep at night, try a nap in addition to your nighttime sleep.

See a doctor: If you really are having sleep issues, see a health care provider. As a mama you need your rest, and if basic tips and solutions aren't cutting it, you may have a medical issue to deal with.

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    Rated 0 out of 5 by When my first child was born i made the mistake of letting him sleep with us we got no sleep at all well my husband did i just slept with one eye open so he or i wouldnt roll on him so i had to change it so he wouldnt sleep in a bassinet or crib from day one even in the hospital the nurse said wow hes stubborn. So i tried his car seat still i got no sleep cuz i worried about his breathing if he moved just right he could stop breathing. So i just said back in my bed you go........... He is 3 now and still wants to sleep in my bed. I have a one year old too and from day one as soon as he fell asleep at the hospital it was in the bassinet and that was it. He came home slept in a bassinet till he started to roll at 2 1/2 month and the i put him in the crib. He sleeps through the night since he was in the hospital so Sleep with this one is like i big relief. September 27, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Babies at 6 months can be taught how to flip over to their backs?! I can't wait to take my baby to swim lessons! June 30, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by making a list is a great idea! I find myself sooo tired but unable to sleep because of all the 'must do's' for the next day. I will try this! May 29, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by By the time my little one is in the crib...i'm out for the night too. June 19, 2013
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