One of the things that I learned as I was raising my two kids, and what is going to undoubtedly help me with the new baby that is soon to make an appearance is that sleeping is very important not just for the baby, mom also needs to sleep.
Napping is just as important for the mom as much as it is for the baby
Taking care of an infant while you’re sleepy can be dangerous. I guess it could be that the situation is different for you, but when I’m sleepy, I am dangerously reckless and forgettable regardless of what I do.
I remember one situation when it was really late, something like 1AM, and I hardly slept the night before. My son was really going at it, he was probably teething, and I was preparing a bottle. Last minute I remembered that I haven’t checked the bottle for how warm it is, and it was a good thing that I remembered because the the milk was very hot. That’s when I called my husband to come and take over. I needed to take a nap. Had I gone through and given the bottle to my son, he would have probably been burned pretty bad. That’s why I say that it’s super important for the mom too to nap and get her rest.