Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oh no she didn't.

My kid is putting himself to sleep.  He still cries for a good 10-15 minutes.  But it's more of a whimper.

It's a miracle and I'll take it.  :)

For those of you wanting my deep dark secrets...well...I'll give them, but I won't put this advice in any parenting book.  Because it's bad.  Real bad.

We were finding that he was chugging his bottle while we rocked him and then freaking out when we put him in the crib.  He has a super crazy sensitive gag reflex, and so he was crying, then coughing, then gagging, and so on.

Well, one afternoon I got the crazy idea to not let him chug the bottle before I put him in the crib.  You see where this is going...

So, I read him a story, said "nigh-night", and yes, laid him in his crib with his bottle.

(Okay everyone, let's say a collective, "oh no she didn't")

Yep, this Mama did.

And it worked.

And I did a victory dance.  For real.

And in about a year I will be writing a blogpost about how to wean your kid off of needing a bottle in his crib to put him to sleep.   But why fight tomorrow's battle today?

Because today we have a kid who puts himself to sleep.

So today, I will dance.  Hallelujah.

1 comment:

  1. Girl we've been giving Norah a bottle at bedtime FOREVER. And I even *gasp* give her one if she wakes up in the middle of the night! I'm a sleep specialist's worst nightmare I'm sure. But we do what we need to do to get through another day. And it seems to me that you are above and beyond a great mama to that little man. So I raise a bottle to you...CHEERS! -Erica B.


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