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This newborn sleep tip will transform your life!

Trying to get your new baby into a sleep routine can be one of the hardest things a mum will face with a newborn, whether it’s their first or fourth child. So when mum-of-four Chrissy Horton discovered this amazing newborn sleep tip she wished she had known it for her other 3 kids.

Read on below to find out the tip Chrissy says changed her life with a newborn.

newborn sleep tip

Mum shares a newborn sleep tip she wishes she knew sooner!

New mum Chrissy has been sharing her pregnancy journey and life as a mum to her newborn baby on her TikTok. She shares products that have helped, tips for other new mums and for family and friends wanting to visit a newborn without causing issues.

But one tip she discovered from the very popular Instagram account @takingcarababies.

“Please tell me I’m not the only parent who just discovered this about sleeping and newborns,” Chrissy begins her video.

“I am on my fourth kid, MY FOURTH KID, and I just learned this about sleeping and it would have saved me so much if I’d known about it earlier.”

She goes on to explain that babies have two types of sleep, quiet sleep and active sleep and shows her baby in its bassinet squirming which she says is active sleep which is what babies do 50% of the time.

She went on to explain, “I would hear my babies do this and just assume that they were frustrated and wanted to be picked up, so I would pick them up, but in actuality, I was waking them up.”

If you hear your baby doing this you should leave them, give them a few seconds and they’ll settle themselves back down…WHAT!

You can watch Chrissy’s TikTok video below.

@hortonlane##takingcarababies knows so much when it comes to newborns! ##newbornsleeptips ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner ##babyregistrymusthaves ##newborncare♬ original sound – Chrissy Horton

Other mums came into her comments to say that Chrissy wasn’t alone and they too didn’t know this.

“You freaking kidding me,” one mum said. “I’m on my 7th (three weeks old) and I can’t sleep when he squirms like this.”

Another said: “I’m due in a few weeks and your tips have helped me prepare more than you know thank you.”

You can watch Taking Cara Babies original video on active vs quiet sleep on her Instagram.

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written by:

Jodie Humphries

Jodie is a beach-loving dog mum from the Mid North Coast of NSW now based in the Northern Beaches. She loves nothing more than to empower women to live a happier healthier lifestyle.