Monday, December 31, 2007

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp also known as "Project Get that Baby to her Crib" is in full force in my house. My 4 month old daughter (The Who) has decided that the only place to sleep is in her carseat. I have decided that the only place to sleep is her crib. And the power struggles begin, sigh. I worry that she will not learn to roll over or move if she is strapped into that carseat for 12 hours a night. She worries that giving in to me now about the crib sets a bad precedent for the mother daughter relationship.

Let's be straight here. I love my girls. I love breastfeeding my baby. However, I am not good at co-sleeping. As in I don't sleep at all when the baby is in the bed. So, over Thanksgiving weekend we decided The Who needed to get out of our bed and into her own room, thus ending the all night buffet I had become to her. Turns out she didn't need to be fed during the night and if we put her in her carseat she slept about 12 hours straight. But she hates that crib. We've made slight progress in that she'll stay in there for a few hours as opposed to a few minutes but what happened to sleeping through the night.

Thoughts, advice, comments are all welcome :)

Here's to a well rested 2008 for all parents and children!

1 comment:

Dana Prince said...

Hi, I would maybe try putting the car seat directly in the crib for a few nights so she gets accustomed to the environment and then after a few days put her directly in the crib. Let us know how that goes!