The Unrepentant Individual

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January 31, 2008

Better News!

Parenting, I’ve found, is not easy. Especially when it comes to getting an infant to sleep. The wife and I had Wyatt sleeping in our bed with us, but he was constantly keeping my wife awake at night, every hour on the hour, for feeding. It wasn’t impacting me all that much, but my wife was starting to go nuts.

Well, we’ve changed two things. First, we started feeding Wyatt real food (applesauce, pears, bananas) at night, and giving him a full belly goes a long way to helping him sleep. Second, we decided to go for the “tough love” approach, and decided he’s old enough to put him in his crib at night regardless of the crying. Well, it’s worked. We started this just a few days ago, and he now sleeps almost the entire night (with maybe one feeding about 4-5 AM if he gets hungry). The wife is still paranoid about him, so she hasn’t quite started sleeping well, but she’s getting there.

So we’ve got a happy, healthy baby, and now he even sleeps well! I get to feed him, which is a way to bond that I didn’t have when he was exclusively on the milk. And now that we’re getting a little bit more time each evening for my wife and I to reconnect, we can finally be a married couple again.



Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:21 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || Trackback URL || Categories: Baby, Personal Life

1 Comment

  1. Brad, he looks like a very happy, healthy baby. He is about the right age to start feeding some “real” food. You might try some Gerber Cereal too. I used to mix some of the baby’s fruit into the cereal and it worked like a charm.

    You should have seen me the first time we put Bonnie in her crib to sleep at night. Fraser had to hold me back as she cried for about 20 minutes. The next night she cried for about 10 minutes and the third night she fell asleep within a couple of minutes.

    It’s funny, you learn so much with the first one, it gets easier as the others come along.

    Comment by Lucy Stern — January 31, 2008 @ 8:42 pm

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