Sunday, June 14, 2009

About that swaddle...

So I realized in re-reading my swaddling post that perhaps I should clarify one important point:

The swaddle is perfected.  Sleep? Not so much.

Swaddling seems to have convinced the babies that their crib is NOT the devil.  Convincing them that a full night of sleep would be far more satisfying than a night spent chowing down at the boob-buffet seems to be a different story entirely.

I feel the need to point this out so that when I go back to blaming all of my bizarre behavior on my lack of sleep, nobody calls the validity of that excuse into question.

In short?  Swaddle = crib.  And "something" = sleep.

I just have no idea what that "something" is.

3 comments:

Leah, Jessy, Kelsey and Emma said...

Have you tried getting the boys to each have a "lovey"? We did that with our first but we did very late. This time with Emma we started when she was about 5 or 6 weeks old. I got it at NiNi Bambini's and she doesn't sleep ANYWHERE without it. I make sure it's there even if it's not that important to her right now it will be. We have two and I sleep with one while she sleeps with the other. If one needs to be washed the other is ready.

Course we may have talked about all this at group but my mommy brain is in high gear =/

Anonymous said...

Kids don't sleep. It's a myth.

Sorry.

Ursula

Halala Mama said...

Try the tips in Harvey Karp's book, "The Happiest Baby on the Block." It probably depends on how old the babies are, but this book helped a lot when my son was 3 months old. Prior to that, they just don't sleep at night - they sleep whenever they want. The tips in the book helped me get him to sleep to start with, then nature took over the rest and when he turned 4 months old he started sleeping through the night and by the time he was 5 months old he would sleep 11-13 hours, as long as he had enough food the day before. If he missed even one bottle, then he would wake up at 2 am for it, even if he had a full dinner.