Sleep like a baby, they say. It’s cute and well-intentioned. But then I had a baby and realized how horribly wrong that saying really is! Babies don’t sleep the way adults sleep! Yeah, they sleep a lot, but for 30 minutes at a time. Who wants to sleep like that? Not me!
Being a new parent is difficult and there is no way you can ever be fully prepared. For me, the hardest part was dealing with the extreme exhaustion. I do and say crazy things when I don’t get my sleep, my husband learned the hard way. Then everyone tells you that it will get better and they’ll start sleeping through the night soon. Nope. It worked with my first child, sleeping through the night at 8 weeks old. I thought I had this parenting thing down!
Then, I had my second. Sleeping through the night, finally, at 14 months. What?! What kind of crap is that? And no, there is no sleep training that would get this child to sleep, unless crying till they puke is part of the game.
Then, my precious third child came along. What a happy baby! Awesome! But sleeping, nope. Slept through the night, finally at 22 months. No joke. Not once before 22 months. So here I am, with three kids that sleep through the night, right? Nope again. They all do sometimes. But every night, one of my children, usually the middle, is sneaking up to our room and sleeping on the floor beside our bed. Last night, it was all three of them and I’m wiped out!
Now, my new motto is: Sleep like a high schooler. I don’t have high schoolers yet, but I remember being one and boy could I sleep! Lucky for me, I now have some reinforcements to get my precious children to sleep! My kids LOVE the smell of SleepyIze and it is made specially for kids! I forgot to diffuse it for them last night and we all paid. Tonight, we’re all sleeping like high schoolers!
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