Sleeping, Sitting and Eating

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3 comments on Sleeping, Sitting and Eating

  1. Carrie
    November 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh he’s so stinkin’ cute! I love the crash to the floor that doesn’t phase him one bit. Sorry about the no sleep situation. I guess I could tell you what works for my babies, but I don’t think you’ll like it because like you said, you’re “just not that type of person.” My baby’s naptimes kind of take priority for a while. Yes, it is a sacrifice, but I know how I get when I’m sleep deprived and I know how a tired baby pretty much can turn anything into a disaster. For me I’d rather commit to a naptime, but I’m definitely a homebody so it’s not too terrible. For you, I can see where it’d be torture. As far as nights go, I’m of the let them cry it out mentality. It is SO hard at first, but if you know he’s perfectly ok, the crying is far worse for you then him. After a few nights he’ll learn that night is for sleeping, but only if you’re consistent. And it is hard, I know, but you have to do it for your own sanity and you’ll find that Sam will be a much happier baby too. Good luck. And go ahead and curse my name while your laying in bed listening to him scream and wanting so badly to go get him. It helps to have someone else to blame :)

  2. lindsey
    November 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm (6 years ago)

    Nap time isn’t always consistent at our house, but bedtime is. Starting at 5 months my kids go into their own beds and bedrooms and I no mlonger feed them at night (if they needed the calories I would, but they didn’t so…). With my first we just did cold turkey crying it out. It took one night and he slept from 7-7 and still does. I got a little softer with each one (just had #5, 7 months ago)) and when they cry i will go and give them back a pacifier and rub their back. but no talking and no eye contact and I definitely don’t pick them up (obviously this is different if they are sicck or hurt). I know a lot of people can’t stand to do it but it has worked so well for our kids and all of them are excellent sleepers.

  3. Sabra
    November 19, 2012 at 11:18 am (6 years ago)

    Aww Mand! How are things going? Have you decided on a routine? Is he doing any better? I know I was a factor in “lots going on”!! Miss you all, and that roly-poly cutie pie of yours!! xo