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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sleep Like a Baby

How do you make your little one sleep like a baby? It's so easy in the beginning, but then that self awareness increases and their eyesight gets better, and the teething starts. So, how do you do it?

- Well for one, I personally think your little one has to sleep in their own room in their own bed. Keaton is completely night weaned, but while on vacation last week, 2 nights he had to sleep in our bed, and he woke up like 3 times to eat.... He wasn't hungry, but his food was like 6 inches from his face, and whereas in his own bed he has room to work through stuff and get back to sleep, he doesn't have that freedom when so close to mom and dad.

So, each night Keaton gets one lotion rub down and fresh jammies. One round of Goodnight Moon. One goodnight feed. One soundmachine turned on. 5 pacifiers laid out around him. And a goodnight kiss. And sometimes it's right off to dreamland or sometimes it's play and scratch to wind down, but every night it's sleep. Our video monitor (which we originally didn't buy) is also invaluable, it allows you more freedom to not go in when they are "working through things" because you can see they are ok.

We read and applied all the wonderful tips in the Sleep Easy Solution and so now, our baby is sleeping like a baby. What strategies do you use??

Lotion
choices
Goodnight Moon
Soundmachine
Pacifier =

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