Spotting tired signs early can help stop a young baby getting overtired, which makes them harder to settle and likely to wake more often. Watch for: Yawning, Jerky movements, Clenched fists, Fussing and grizzling, Eye rubbing
Young babies don’t sleep longer or settle more easily if they’re kept awake for longer. Sometimes they get overtired and won’t settle at all and they can be far more grizzly.
Over it? Use your phone timer to set a time limit for a play activity – your full attention for five minutes is better than half pai for longer.
Had enough? You may feel like you need alcohol or drugs to relax – but they often make the situation worse, especially when you have to deal with kids. Who could help you cut down or cut it out?