Four Tricks To Get Baby To Sleep When They're Fighting Dreamland

Truth: when your baby starts sleeping through the night – even if it’s just for a six hour stretch – it’s pretty much the most blissful experience you can have as a new parent. Sure, there are other joys about being a baby mama. When your little guy intentionally smiles at you for the first time, hearing that first belly laugh, the list goes on. But I’ve realized that I’m more able to appreciate all of these things now that my baby sleeps through the night – because a well rested mama makes for a much moreengaged mama. So, where were we? Oh yes. Sleeping through the night. Blissful.

Until…your child gets thrown off their schedule. In my case, this was all thanks to a lovely little virus that is currently creeping it’s way through my home. RJ got it first – and while he’s well on the mend, his schedule is all sorts of screwy right now. Last night, he was up at midnight. He was up at 2:30. He was up at 5. I could keep going, but I think I’ll stop there. Every time he woke up, he had a really hard time going back to sleep – which is rare for this little guy. Thankfully, I have a whole smattering of tricks up my sleeve to convince him that it really is nigh-nigh time and that he really does need to get some rest...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project

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