Sometimes the blatantly obvious has to be pointed out to you and when it is you go “DOH! I should have known that”. Pam told Jamie that the problem with our little “person” is she is growing up and maturing and the problem could be mental, when Jamie was little she didn’t like being alone and would cry, this was the DOH! moment for Jamie.
Reagan during daylight awake hours will amuse herself merrily for 45 minutes to an hour but as soon as she gets bored and realises she is alone she begins to moan and mom comes running, if you left her it would turn into a cry! When she amuses herself she has toys around her to play with and generally she is surrounded by familiar stuff. Bedtime has always been completely different because as a new born, RULE 1 do not put anything in the cot or she will almost certainly die, was drummed into us at anti natal classes and we have ALWAYS stuck to that rule.
As Pam pointed out she is older now and needs stimulation otherwise she needs mommy give her nothing to do and she will just need mommy sooner? Jamie read lots of other stuff yesterday and discussed lots of other ideas with her momma and when I got home, we forgot all about no sleep and anything else and made Reagan roll over for an hour hahaha but after that we began to formulate a plan of action. How do we change our routine to make bedtime work for all of us?
- put her to bed awake
- mix up who does what rather than one of us does the whole thing
- let her cry for 5mins then comfort her and leave again
- Surround her with familiar stuff
- Geraldine and Kwackers go everywhere including bed
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