2. What to do if you wake up in the middle of the night
It is inevitable that you will be woken, sometimes repeatedly, during the night in the early days of your baby's life. However, there are a few 'tricks' that you can use to get yourself back to sleep more easily each time you are woken.
First of all, be prepared. Try to have everything on hand for a quick feed or nappy change and if you have to put a light on, use a low-level bedside lamp rather than a bright overhead light. The less time you are up and exposed to light, the easier it will be to get back to sleep again.
Each time you wake up, avoid checking the time. If you do this, you are more likely to start worrying about how little sleep you will get if you don't fall asleep again. This then reduces your chances of getting back to sleep even further!