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Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted
What weary parents can do

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Babies and young children wake frequently, destroying parents' quest for a restful night's sleep.

Here's what the National Sleep Foundation advises for weary parents:

  • Split child care into shifts. Let one parent take the first half of the night, and the other take the second half. This will allow you to get some restful sleep, even if it's for a short while.
  • Keep the lights turned down during middle-of-the-night diaper changes, making it easier for parents and baby to get back to sleep. Don't have any TV or computers in your bedroom.
  • Get exercise during the day to help you sleep better.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine for both you and baby.

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