typing with one hand as my needy baby won’t nap without me holding her, my parents are away this week for a break and are actually starting to transition away. they will be fully gone and i will be completely on my own (with mh) by mid-october. i’m excited and terrified at the same time.
one of the biggest and best parts of them being here is to hold her at night. she spits up so often and through her nose that i hate for her to sleep on her back. my dad snuggles her at night from 1-6am. it is amazing. in preparation for their departure, i bought the n.ap na.nny, which is like an infant recliner with safety straps. it was recalled in 2009 voluntarily but the version i purchased was not included in that recall.
i used it last night for the first time and IT CHANGED MY LIFE! i hope it works again tonight. i put her in it around midnight after her 11pm feeding. she slept in it until 4:30am!!!!! after that feeding, i put her back in it and she slept for another three hours.
i knew that i had to get something to help us out because holding her all day and all night is NOT an option and i feel very nervous about co-sleeping, which i’ve been doing some too. i needed a “life-preserver” and this just might be it! this could be the answer and a start to a routine that i hope to start implementing. my friend, sandy, introduced me to a sleep training program called moms on call and she swears by it. it must work because her 9 month old is an awesome sleeper with a great routine.
today, roo is three months old (adjusted age 6 weeks). i think i can start to think about introducing a sleep routine to ease into sleep training. it will be good for all parties involved especially me 🙂
when did you start sleep training your baby?