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Let's do the math: How much sleep have you lost as a parent"

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Let's do the math: How much sleep have you lost as a parent" Let's do the math: How much sleep have you lost as a parent"

Let's do the math: How much sleep have you lost as a parent"

by Sara McGinnis posted in Parenting

Plug the ages of your kids into this website, hit "calculate my lost sleep," and prepare to shed a few tears for all of the shuteye you can never get back.

Thanks to home furnishing brand Hillarys in the United Kingdom, we can now tally just how long all those up-all-night feedings (not to mention the swaddling, shushing, swinging, and hunting for lost pacifiers) take. The calculator also churns out numbers on how many nappies (that's diapers for those of us Stateside) you've gone through, bedtime stories read, and lullabies sung.
Since my kids are now older, I thought back to weeks and months exhaustion ruled our world for my calculation. Here's the result for one kid at 23 months old, and a baby at 3 months of age:

Do you see that"! I had enough time to gestate another child through all the sleep I've missed out on!
As someone who loves sleep the way others go crazy for football or ice cream, I can't help but cringe looking at those 6,453 hours tallied up. Still, I have to wonder just how these calculations are done. I was very lucky to have a firstborn who slept through the night at 2 months old. From what I can tell, his early months are being counted as the same as the 15-month struggle I had getting baby number two to sleep soundly. Perhaps if you have a few kids it averages out"
For what it's worth, I put in my kids' current ages (12- and 11 years old), and the total only jumped to 6,660 hours. Seems they are at least accounting for kids sleeping better as they age -- and thank goodness they do!

How much sleep does this calculator say you've missed out on"

Share your results here

Images via UnSplash/Stacey Rozells, Hillarys
The post Let's do the math: How much sleep have you lost as a parent" appeared first on BabyCenter Blog.



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Fecha de publicación: 08-08-2017 22:04
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