When you're knee deep in late-night feedings and diaper changes with your new baby, you may feel like you'll never get a good night's sleep again. But don't go throwing away your alarm clock just yet. All babies eventually get the hang of the whole sleep thing and begin to give you a few more hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you're worried that being a new mom means that you've been sentenced to a life of dark eye circles, you should know that there are things you do every day that'll make your baby sleep better later in life.
Things like maintaining a consistent bedtime, establishing a bedtime ritual, and creating a comfortable sleep environment may seem like common sense, but they go a long way in helping promote positive sleep habits in your baby. That's not to say that you won't have a few setbacks along the way. As Parenting mentioned, teething, crawling, and even a visit from Grandma can interrupt your baby's sleep schedule. But as baby works through these changes, she will find her way back to her normal sleep pattern. Sleep training can be exhausting, and it may seem like all of your hard work is in vain when you're stumbling into the nursery in the middle of the night, but I'm here to tell you that by establishing these good habits now, you will soon see the fruits of your labor.