2) Turn on the TV
OK, so screen time isn’t something we’d usually recommend but when you know you’ll be a much better parent after a little more sleep, a little bit of telly time can work wonders. So crack out the Disney DVDs or have a browse on Netflix for your tots favourite shows
4) Have a bedroom dance party
A CD player in your little one’s room can give you that Sunday mini lie-in you’ve been longing for. Put a CD on when your tot wakes and she’ll occupy herself dancing around – leaving you to snuggle back down, as long as you can sleep through Let it go that is!
'A podcast is another great idea,' says childcare expret Fi Star Stone
. 'These are lovely for that just-woken-up moment in the morning and perfect for little ones to listen to with you. They're also ideal for long car journeys!'
6) Invest in a clever toy
The LeapFrog Read with Me
may cost more than your average game, but when it comes to lie-ins, it’s worth every penny. Your tot can take the soft toy to sleep with her and it will read aloud one of five stories to her when she wakes in the morning. You won’t even have to leave the bed. Result!