Grandpa got us started on the right foot. But after days of only a few 20-30 minute naps, and an increasingly cranky Ian, I decided to do a loose swaddle, nurse, and then put him in the co-sleeper. The result? Two hours and counting, baby!
Yes, the swaddle is still a crutch I suppose, but at least I can take a swaddle with me…the swing ain’t gonna go to Michigan with me, and they don’t make swings for toddlers (do they?). I just hope Ian’s wife won’t have to swaddle him in a queen-size sheet before he goes to bed…
Also, I just have to share the following:
Ian was conceived on 4/23/10 (we know this because I kept track of our “play” dates-there was only two, and based on size of the embryo, docs confirmed the first “play” date)
Ian was born at 4:23am
I went to the grocery store today and my total was $4.23
I should be betting or buying a lotto ticket or something, right?
4 comments on “Tales of Swingless Napping”
Definitely buy a lotto ticket! Also, when we were training Lucy to nap (I hate that term but it’s true!) we did lots of daytime swaddles. It worked for her and Ian will let you know when he doesn’t need them anymore. Now, she wears a sleep sack for naps and goes down awake.
That is SO good to hear, Beth, thank you! I was sitting there, all frustrated, when suddenly the swaddle occurred to me. Hooray! I agree that “training” is not super fun, but I’m so grateful we don’t have to do it at night…I’ll take nap training! xo
Great pictures of the brothers. Imagination is the mother of invention! Don’t think that is original. Love and much love!
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