Sleep training in a small space

Here's a knotty old conundrum: how do you try out any sleep strategies on a baby with an older sibling in the same room? I have been bashing my brains about this for a couple of weeks. Teddy has been swaddled like a tiny chicken pasty since he arrived: we found out he liked it, … Continue reading Sleep training in a small space

The snooze button

Ah yes, the sleep training thing. I haven't mentioned this since our explosive beginning. Mostly because Henry, with exquisite timing, decided to start sleeping through again on the same day I delivered our apology gifts. Wish I'd kept the cookies. Neither of us can take any credit whatever for his sleeping patterns - he just … Continue reading The snooze button

Here’s what I sent our neighbours the day we started sleep training

I will call this the Cry-It-Out Commiserator. Because nothing says 'hey man, I'm sorry my kid wants playtime at 3am and screams right above your head when he doesn't get it' like baked goods and ear plugs. I went to his doorstep and explained, with Henry tagging along behind me wearing an unconvincingly penitent expression. … Continue reading Here’s what I sent our neighbours the day we started sleep training