Apr 06 2009

Help Baby sleep better + a roundup

It’s “Operation: Help Baby Sleep Better” at my house right now, and much of my time has been devoted to the cause. That includes me catching up on sleep myself :).

I’m reading the No-Cry Sleep Solutionand I think it’ll be a helpful resource for us. Johnny doesn’t wake up much during the night anymore (usually 1-3 times), but we want to establish a bedtime routine, an earlier bedtime, and encourage better napping. Oh, and we’d also like for him to be able to fall asleep without being held or in his swing. 

I don’t care if he sleeps through the night or not yet. I don’t mind getting up with him. He’s just a little guy still, and so what if he wants a midnight snack? It’s all part of being his mommy. I just want to ensure that he’s getting optimal sleep so he can grow and thrive.

It’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.

Anyways, I haven’t been hanging out on the internets much lately. But, here are some posts that I’d like to share with ya.

What does 1 trillion dollars look like?  Mrs. Money shares an interesting visual. 

Want to make money blogging? You won’t want to miss this extensive post at Christian Personal Finance.

New parent like me? Check out Trent’s post on eight thoughts for new parents . 

Looking for new frugal living inspiration? I enjoyed these tips from Home Ec 101.



6 Responses to “Help Baby sleep better + a roundup”

  1. Thank you so much for linking to the frugality post. Sleep deprivation is tough, I don’t envy you at all. Hang in there.

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  2. Thanks so much for the mention! I hope Johnny starts sleeping better. Maybe he is going through a growth spurt? I’ll send you all sleep vibes! ;)

    Mrs. Money’s last blog post..First Quarter Financial Review

  3. I love the No Cry Sleep Solution. It really helped me realize that kids need regular bedtime routines. I’ve also found that the earlier my kids go to bed the longer they sleep. Since I’ve started following the guidelines in the book (when my oldest was about the same age as Johnny is now), all three boys (ages 3.5 and twin 21-month olds) have been GREAT sleepers – to bed by 7:30 p.m. and up at 6 a.m. If they go to bed later than that, they still wake up at the same time and are crabby.

    Hang in there, it does get better! Just remember that bedtimes are for grown-ups – not the kids! :-)

  4. Let me know how you like that book. I’ve considered getting it for Caylee. Lexi was a great sleeper, Caylee is giving me a hard time though! I hope Johnny does start to sleep good! good naps are great for mommy and baby!

  5. Great resources! We never had our son fall asleep while we held him. We simply just got him almost to that point and let him settle himself. Of course, when we were out, it meant that he never fell asleep in our arms. I guess you just weigh the trade-offs.

  6. Kacie,
    Thanks for the mention- I appreciate it!

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