So how do you manage your first night shift of the block? I start at 10pm. I don't know whether to sleep when the bub sleeps at lunchtime (before first shift) or try to get in a kip between 7pm -9pm when DH is home (Can't imagine being tired then) Or just slam down the coffee all evening before I go to work. Bub won't settle for DH during the night so that should be interesting when she wakes up and I'm not there....any tips or advice?
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15-10-2012 20:30 #1
Night shift with little kids
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19-10-2012 13:01 #3Senior Member
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Re: Night shift with little kids
Im still on leave but do nights. I start at 7 though so i plan on putting ds in childcare ib the afternoon at about 3pm so i can get some sleep the get dh to get him after work at 5. So a couple of hours is better than nothing!
if u don't want to do that then i would be napping as soon as your child does otherwise that shift is going to be so hard.. Im actually dreading the next day more!
What time do u finish? Im thinking day care for the early morning of that day for Me too .. Finish 7am
19-10-2012 13:20 #4
Re: Night shift with little kids
Just get some sleep whenever you can and as much as possible. Night shift is so hard-it just screws with your body!
I use to work 6pm-7am m-f, every 2nd weekend from 2pm to 10pm and started again at 4am mon morning. It absolutely killed. I would get home at 7:30ish, get the kids up, make lunches, etc.. Drop ds1 at school and ds2 went to daycare 3 days a week so i could sleep. I had ds1 in afterschool care so i could get a little extra. So would sleep from about 10am-4pm those days. Then pick the kids up, drop them off with ex dp and do it all again.
On the days when ds2 was at home i only really got to sleep during his nap time and as he got older he wouldn't nap so i would pretty much just soldier on with no sleep. It was hard and i never want to have to do it ever again!
I hope it's not too horrible for you and you find time for sleep!
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