6 Tips for Managing Sleep with a Newborn

By Chaunie Brusie, R.N.
Reviewed by Terri Major-Kincade, M.D.
May 12, 2023

If you’re expecting to welcome a new baby into your home soon or are a parent in the throes of the newborn stage, there’s probably an important thing on your mind: sleep. Babies are known for not sleeping through the night in the early months, and the literal overnight transition to a life of disrupted sleep can be tough on new parents.

When it comes to infant sleep, we have both good news and bad news. The good news is that you will sleep again. The bad news? It’ll take a while before that happens.

Here’s what you should know about newborn sleep, along with some tips for getting through this tough period of irregular and unpredictable sleep.