Back when she did sleep.
I’ve possibly reached one of the hardest points in motherhood and it’s the classic. Sleep. It’s not so much my lack of sleep, that’s something I’ve now become accustomed to. It’s trying to get Edith off to sleep.
I wrote before about trying the pick-up put-down method, but that didn’t really work out. We didn’t stick to it as strictly as we should have but Edith was cutting her bottom two teeth and there was no way we could leave her crying out in pain.
We tried introducing a bedtime routine, which we do have. Although I stopped the book as she really didn’t want it. She wanted to be fed. And then to sleep.
Now it takes so long and it’s so frustrating trying to get her to go to sleep. As I’m typing this up right now she’s avoiding a nap. I couldn’t carry on with trying to get her to sleep as she was irritable and pinching my arms and I thought I can’t do this anymore. So I’ve put her in her cot, closed the blind and put on an 8 hour lullaby mix on YouTube hoping that she will
Just. Give. In.
She hasn’t yet. She’s turned herself around in her cot to reach her teddies and now crying out for me. So I guess no nap time for her and no work time for me.
So I’m putting it out there. I’m out of ideas. Maybe she just hates sleep or I’m expecting her to sleep more than she should.
Any advice, any wonder products or methods I need to try that worked for you?
* Edith went to sleep an hour after writing this for half an hour and then went down fine in the evening. Showing me up, or what!? *