with a new child in your life,you are most likely going to be introduced to a new world where there is a lot of worry. There are various changes to adapt to key of them being sleeping patterns. Three hours of solid sleep may be elusive t you if your child is still an infant. Unless they wake you up, you are bound to get more than three hours of sleep. Sleeping patterns become regular when you child is independent and more or less going to kindergarten.
How you feed your baby will determine your sleeping patterns when they are infants. Although it is a personal decision, breastfeeding has several benefits. When you breastfeed, you tend to lose more calories and burn more fat. Mothers who breastfeed also pass on important nutrient content to the infants. These nutrients have antibodies that helps to build the immunity of the child keeping diseases at bay. A child and the mother bond strongly during their breast feeding time.
Not having any or sufficient amounts of milk may be one reason why some mothers choose to not breastfeed. Others just opt to feed their baby using formula making the entire decision completely up to you. Feeding time and sleep have a pattern and you will notice this regardless of your feeding choice.
It is highly unlikely that you will get three hours or more of solid sleep when you breast feed. If you can monitor the times then you can get a rhythm that works for you.
When using formula, the pattern can be estimated to about three hours of sleep when your child sleeps. Such timings can influence how you plan around your time.
At the age of two years old, your child is all grown up and can walk about. This toddler stage is when they graduate from the crib to their own bed. This stage has a mixture of emotions that a mother cannot express. This stage is where most parents practice the famous tip toe back to their bedroom when their child falls asleep
If your kid is bold they may look for you in the middle of the night and if they are not they will call you from the baby monitors but at least you will get more than three hours of sleep.
When they become independent and start going to kindergarten your sleep pattern will go back to normal. At this stage, kids are more familiar with their sleeping pattern, know when to sleep and are used to their bedrooms. Persevering through the sleepless nights is worth it now since you can reward yourself with a cup of coffee in the morning thanks to your normal sleep routine.