‘Mums lose 970 hrs of sleep dur­ing baby’s first year’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - WORLD - Asian News In­ter­na­tional let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

LONDON: A new survey has re­vealed that new par­ents each lose 970 hours of sleep dur­ing their child’s first year, with new mum los­ing 23 min­utes of sleep more than dads each night.

The study of 1,006 new par­ents, by Ca­milia Oral So­lu­tion for Na­tional Teething Week, showed that they spend 53 min­utes and 33 seconds ev­ery day try­ing to fig­ure out what is mak­ing their child cry, the Daily Ex­press re­ported.

The study found 25% of new par­ents find it so up­set­ting that they them­selves start cry­ing, mean­while, 41% con­fess to hav­ing more ar­gu­ments with their part­ner due to this lack of sleep.

The re­search also re­vealed the lengths ex­as­per­ated par­ents go to in or­der to soothe their child. Nadege Meil­lier, of Bo­iron which makes Ca­milia, said that par­ents strug­gle ev­ery day to calm their baby’s tears, but the re­search shows 15%of all th­ese tears are caused by teething.

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