Mothers lose 970 hrs sleep during baby's first year

Mothers lose 970 hrs sleep during baby
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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.

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 that 25 per cent of new parents find it so upsetting that they themselves start crying, meanwhile, 41 per cent 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 per cent of all these tears are caused by teething.
Meillier added that this is a natural stage for babies to go through and one which can be soothed simply, however, 46 per cent of all parents can't recognise the common symptoms of teething.
Meillier continued that therefore they miss the opportunity to help their child through the discomfort and it's because of this they are trying to increase awareness with the creation of a National Teething Week in Britain.
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