Sleeping like a baby

Whoever came up with that expression clearly never looked after an infant.

Or, if they did, they never tried to put an infant to sleep in a cot. Or a Moses Basket. Particularly in the day time.

Maybe they had tried to put a baby, say my baby TJ, to sleep in a car seat. Or a swing chair. Or maybe even just on themselves. That’s all fine for the most part.

But in a cot? Never. Not with a hot water bottle. Not with white noise. Not with a mini version of a somewhat successful night time routine.

With TJ’s first date with the nursery looming in the distance, I’m determined to put a day time nap in the cot into his routine. But so far, TJ is just as determined to not.

Anyone got any tips?

Baby, Parent

Screen time

I’ve been getting plenty of my own screen time in by staring at the baby monitor. After a couple of months of TJ calling it a day at the same time as mum and dad, it was time for him to hit the sack on his own.

It’s not been easy of course but we’re getting there. I just need to train my own eyes to stop staring at the baby monitor and to relish evenings with the other man in my life (TJ’s Dad) by catching up on my box sets instead.

Any tips for successful sleep training?