We were all sick, all weekend. My wife took a sick day on Monday and it allowed me to take 20 minutes to get some garden weeding done and another 20 minutes to have a BATH!! (it has been so long since I've soaked...). But it's true what they say, mothers don't get a sick… Continue reading 3 Things on a Wednesday
I know there are sleep consultants and sleep trainers out there who would say that she just needs to get used to her crib and I need to allow her to protest and not give in. They would tell me that I'm not doing her any favours by forming "negative" sleep associations like nursing to sleep - how will she ever learn to fall asleep on her own?? I've tried to get on board with that perspective, but I've come to realize that those methods just don't sit right with me.
I used gentle baby sleep methods to try to get my bed-sharing baby used to sleeping in the crib. Did I make it till the end of the 10 days I challenged us to? Are we sleeping peacefully with baby in the crib using only gentle methods? Here's a re-cap of our 10 night challenge. NIGHT ONE… Continue reading A Gentle Baby Sleep Experiment: The Conclusion
I know that a lot of parents will curse my name and stick pins in a voodoo doll of me for this blog title. ...Nevertheless, we’ve had a rough first 6 months of sleep and I really want to take this win and shout it from the rooftops.
My mom worries that Avery is too needy - that she wants to be held too much and needs too much assistance getting to sleep. I've used the "she's a newborn baby, of course she needs to be held all the time!" excuse for as long as I could, but she's going to be 4… Continue reading “too accommodating” to my baby…? Sleep dilemma
I have been trying no-cry sleep training for morning naps only for 1 day short of 3 weeks now. I have chosen to do this because Avery is outgrowing her bassinet, her crib won't fit in our room, and she needs to get used to spending sleeping times in her crib, in her room for… Continue reading Update on sleep training
Avery sleeps well. She wakes for food 2 or 3 times a night, which is acceptable for her age, and she barely wakes during these night feeds making it easy to transfer her back to the bassinet. But getting her to sleep (for naps or bedtime) is becoming a problem. I'm afraid I'm making sleep… Continue reading Sleep Training: step 1
I am reading baby sleep guide books and lots of internet resources and I understand that you can't expect a nap routine from a newborn, but we had a wonderful nap routine the past week. I got spoiled with the predictability and even had moments of twiddling my thumbs waiting for the baby to wake… Continue reading Nap struggles and a new kitten