Getting your baby to sleep through the night, peacefully.
When my first born was a baby, i was so new to being a mom i didn’t quite know all the tips and tricks. What worked, what didn’t. I just had what all the other moms would tell me “worked,” for them. Five years, a child, and bonus child later, i feel like i found the secret and what works best for my hubby and I, in our home.
“Cry it out” refers to sleep training methods that allow your baby to shed a few tears and fuss for a set period of time, often at gradually-increasing intervals, before you rush in to feed or console. The goal is to teach baby to self-soothe and get herself to sleep.” – © 2019 What to Expect
For this mama, letting my sweet babies cry is just a No No.
Im in no way mom shaming, I support all momma’s & their different methods for their sweet mini’s. We all have our own way of doing things, and i love hearing about it all, because one day we just might try it out.
Every night around 8 pm, you can find me rocking and singing sweet lullabies to my baby girl Rylie in our recliner. Nine times out of ten, my mini instantly puts her head on my shoulder and starts humming. I love having that extra ten or twenty minutes of bonding with my baby, and for me its even more special, she has her mama’s warmth and comfort all to herself.
As soon as she’s completely crashed out, i go and lay her down in her crib, and she’s out for the night. Literally has only woken us up a handful of times through the night, and were now at 13 months.
My son has his days where he gets a little jealous and wants me to rock him to sleep, same for my bonus daughter. Honestly, i may not rock them, but i sure do let them sit with me and rub their heads til they fall asleep.
Our babies won’t always be babies, they really grow up in the blink of an eye. I learned this all too soon, and i wish more than anything i could rock my big babies to sleep….. buuuuuuuuut they’re too heavy. Lol.
My family and I love music, its part of our every day life. Especially Rylie, she’s always dancing, and humming. She’s only 10 months, and she’s been moving’ and grovin’ since she was about 5 months old. Music for sleep is definitely a No Brainer!
Some days im in a rush, she’s fussy, ive been trying for 30 minutes, huffin’ and puffin’ & out of breath from singing, and its just not happening. My alternate method is to lay with her in our bed and put on the Einstein Baby Lullaby Academy Album on iTunes.
We all have those days mama, try these methods and let me know how they work out for you below!