Same shit, different year

By kenny friedman on Friday, January 28, 2011

Filed Under:

A year ago Miloh was a week old. I'd spend nights in his room, underneath the glow of the Twilight Turtle, bouncing to soothe him as he cries. When the cries subsided you could hear the soundtrack of some Rockabye Baby lullabies playing on the iPod.

Because of pure exhaustion we forget when we realized that he slept better without the music and the turtle. I'm guessing the turtle batteries and iPod died on the same day. He probably went right to sleep and so they never came back on.

Right before Miloh turned one we dumped the pacifier. We saw that it was becoming an addiction and thought if we broke the habit now it would be easier than later. And since it was only used when he slept it was easy to change out his monkey Harlow for the pacifier.

What helped the transition was a new, well old, routine. The Twilight Turtle was back on and the iPod, packed with Rockabye Baby lullabies, made a return as well.

With a little fuss it worked well.

In Miloh's one year doctor appointment our doc suggested we ditch the bottle before bed and after naps.

Tonight was day one of no bottle. It didn't go as well as the pacifier.

He was not happy. I couldn't even put him in his bed. He'd grab Harlow and his elephant and walk to his door balling as I lay 15 feet away with my head resting on his bed.

And so, a year later, I found myself holding Miloh in my arms, bouncing him up and down to soothe him while we looked up at the twilight turtle stars and listened to lullabies in the background.



7 comments:

  1. I love it! Our daughter is now 16 months old but she has regressed in the sleep department too. We're expecting again and I wonder if we'll spend nights bouncing two tired babies under the glow of the Twilight Turtle.

    ReplyDelete
  2. yep. pretty much the same at our house. my boy is 14 months. oh well. as long as they sleep ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. We're not brave enough to give up the bottle before bed yet. M is 19 months old. If he was in a daycare, I could see us forcing the issue, but he's not. He sleeps well and as a result, I sleep well. Let sleeping cats lie.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've successfully ditched the bottle, but Mommy's scared to death of Battle Binky.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We've been trying to get Harper off of a bottle at night for a little while. It hasn't been a serious fight because my wife insists on buying sippy cups that leak when you turn them upside down.

    Why do those even exist!

    ReplyDelete
  6. We've been trying to get Harper off of a bottle at night for a little while. It hasn't been a serious fight because my wife insists on buying sippy cups that leak when you turn them upside down.

    Why do those even exist!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love it! Our daughter is now 16 months old but she has regressed in the sleep department too. We're expecting again and I wonder if we'll spend nights bouncing two tired babies under the glow of the Twilight Turtle.

    ReplyDelete



baby getty