You know it's been a long time since you've written a blog when.....
You forget your password to blogger.com !!!
Well, less naps and more play kept mommy and computer away!
Naps well we are now down to one, and lately if we're in the car in the afternoon he'll dose off .. Yes alone and the help of some children singing along on the radio but yup, he takes a power nap and still gets to bed on time. Magic??!! I guess, but getting him to bed is another story all together and really do we want to go there????
OK well let me share a little...
To stop the night feeding ( the feeding before he goes to bed) , I basically put him in the stroller and rocked him to sleep. Which weened him off the first feeding at least! I got him off that habit which I replaced with the stroller rocking habit, which i'll have to eventually replace with something else!!!
Isn't it always that way distractions, distractions and more distractions.
Well this works for now so I'm not breaking my head over it, ( I did that already).
It's so funny how after awhile you have no choice but to let loose... by shear exhaustion really.
So I'm just going with the flow of things and really it's changing his sleep habits, he's way more calm when it's bed time and sometimes he'll even initiate it by walking into the room and laying his head on the bed, as to say "I'm tired" . Amazing!!! He still wakes up like clock work, but and yes this is changing too, he doesn't drink as often so the weening IS happening naturally!!! (This is really for those of you who prefer the natural approach rather than the cry it out method, tried it way to hard and long it just didn't feel right to me at the time)
I read sooooooooooooo much material on the topic and like all other arguments there are 2 sides to it. Well I read them both and I was on the fence for awhile. I dabbled a little on the other side but jumped right back . Like I said, not for me, not right now, and maybe never , who knows. That's the thing with all this parenting information, why not write a standard instruction manual. How to assemble and work the baby. LOL!!! Would make IKEA 's instruction manuals seem easy !
Every topic, and question has two sides to it, with very valid points might I add. AND everyone you meet has a favorite side they want to tell you about . (I've learned to keep my mouth shut on certain topics like sleep, vaccines and healthcare with some parents, I almost got my head chewed off at the park once for putting my 2 cents in!!!)
I won't even go near the vaccine topic!!!
But back to my sleeping topic I found this article by Dr. Sears which I thought was a breakthrough for me , on the quest of some peace to night wakings. So I thought I'd share, hope it sheds some light.