Babies, by their nature, don’t care much for their parents’ need for sleep – even Prince George is prone to testing out his lung capacity in the early hours of the morning, as his dad Prince William explained last night.
The second in line to the throne is currently on tour in Australia and New Zealand with his wife Kate Middleton and their eight-month-old son, and last night delivered a speech at a lavish state reception.
He told the crowd of dignitaries that his baby prince is not shy about making his needs known in the middle of the night.
‘Thank you also for hosting Catherine, George and me during our time in New Zealand. I hope that George doesn’t keep you up,’ he started. ‘He's at his most vocal at 3am, as you may have noticed – I swear I heard him doing the haka this morning!’
The royal also hinted that Prince George is already harbouring ambitions of joining the iconic New Zealand national rugby team, The All Blacks.
‘He's a bonny lad and you'll be pleased to know that he's currently preparing for life as a prop forward!’
Will and Kate aren’t the only parents to be suffering from sleep deprivation of course – but there are plenty of things that can help them drift off after settling their little one.
Investing in some decent pillows can really ease you into sleep, while making sure the room is cool (not cold) can lower your body temperature and make it easier for you to catch some Zzzs.
What has helped you snatch sleep during those first few months with your little one?