Tuesday, 08 July 2014
How much sleep do you lose in a month?
Parents will lose an average of 16 nights of sleep, per month, in the first three years of their child's life, a survey has found.
The survey by Worlds Apart also found that parents will get up for their child on average three times a night in the first three years.
One in seven parents in the survey agreed that between the ages of two and three was the worst when it came to getting a full night's sleep.
And when their child was two to three years old, parents from the survey reported they were woken up an average of three times a night; only one less than with a new born to two year old toddler.
Losing a dummy, being scared of the dark and hearing other children walking around were also found to be regular reasons for parents being woken up at night.