A HUGE thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I was desperate, sleep deprived, and starving for a bit of support and you guys made me feel so loved. I really miss being active in this community so I may need to rethink how I’ve been doing things. But more about that later.
After reading all your advice I finally decided to put aside my pride and look into some of the products being recommended to me. I’ll admit I was stubborn and was so sure that I wouldn’t need to use any of these new contraptions to help my child sleep but I fully admit I was wrong. After doing my research I settled on what came most highly recommended: Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit. Yup, the marshmallow man suit was what I yearned for. I got lucky and was able to get in contact with a woman who was selling one for cheap as her son used it only twice and hated it.
Best. Decision. Ever.
I was really nervous about it thinking it couldn’t possibly work as good as everyone said. So that night after it had been purchased, I wiggled Muppet into her Michelin Man suit and J and I cracked up laughing. She looked so ridiculous! She is the type of baby that like to be laughed at so she immediately started laughing along with us. Good times. I put her down with a prayer and left the room.
That night was the first night in weeks that she didn’t fuss during the night other than her 2 night feeds. It was also the first night in weeks that she slept in her own bed all night. AMAZING. The next night was even better when she dropped her 2nd feed. Now she is sleeping from 9pm-7:30am with 1 feed at 3am. If she does start to fuss I just have to stick her binky in her mouth and she immediately falls back asleep. I’m a believer folks.
She wakes up happy and well rested which equals a very happy Mama.
So again thank you for the help. You guys rock my socks. But I am going to ask another sleep related question. I’ve always been the type to follow Muppet’s sleep ques and let her nap when she wants to nap. But now as she is getting older I’m starting to realize her naps are kinda messed up. She naps 5-6 times a day for 30-45 minutes. I’m wanting to get her into a set schedule of fewer, but long naps a day. So I think I’m going to start putting her in the sleep suit for naps as well (she has never been swaddled or anything for naps). Any thoughts or tips on how to make this work?
I’ll leave you with favorite photo of mine taken from a photo shoot we did over the holidays. This is my happy well rested girl!