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October 28, 2014

Baby / toddler / kid sleep. Is there anything more wonderful and awful at the same time? Sleep, lack thereof, sleep schedules, yada yada yada was our biggest struggle for about 18 months. I would not say Ru was a horrible sleeper but she certainly wasn't great and we needed something to help get all of us through the night without waking so often. I stopped night nursing Ru about 2 months ago and I was super nervous how the transition would be for her. For a solid 6 months or so (after the infant months) she would wake once, maybe twice each night for a quick night nurse and then back in her bed to sleep until about 8 am. I thought this was a good sleep schedule UNTIL she actually did start sleeping through the night. Then I thought back and wondered how on earth I got up every single night, multiple times for 18 straight months. You guys, this new book and doll of our is genius and our SleeperHero doll has not left Ruthie's bedside since we got him. Every night, "where my sleepy harold?" "need him." It's kind of like she knows the power he has and is totally cool sleeping all night long with this guy by her side. 

This darling little story is about a little boy who has night time fears and is up through the night (like most kids.) He gets this new hero doll who's light is red when it's sleep time and turns green when it's okay to wake up in the morning (you can set your dolls timer to whatever times work for you schedule!) and viola! You've got a kid sleeping through the night with their own security doll / alarm clock! We can not get enough of him in our household! (scroll through for a free shipping promo code!)

^He blends right in with all our old pals^
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13 COMMENTS:

  1. Love this! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. oh i need this! we're struggling big time with sleeping. charlotte may not be old enough to 'get' this, but i'll try anything at this point. i can't wake up 2-3 times a night anymore.

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    1. Charlotte probably is too teensy yet but I am telling you, the actual storybook is so stinking cute. William would love it! :)

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  3. Hi Lindsay! I'd love to hear more about how you guys weaned. I'm still nursing my 12 month old pretty much around the clock and I'm not even sure where to begin.

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    1. Hi Sam! Sure! So to be clear, i still nurse my girl a couple times a day (nap time and bed time) -what was killing me was the middle of the night nursing. I knew she was plenty old enough to be sleeping through the night and was waking and crying out for me because she knew she would get milk. We went on a week long vacation where she slept AWFUL. She was in our bed the entire week nursing on and off for a solid 10 hours each night. I didn't sleep at all and decided then that when we returned home, I would not nurse at night anymore. And the thing about Ruthie is that she really understands things when I explain them to her, so that first night we got home i just told her that mama didn't have 'milky' anymore at night time but we could have special snuggle time and she could have milky again in the morning. That first night she did wake so I went in and picked her up and told her I was happy to rock and sing to her but we are not going to have any milk. She cried for a minute and then realized rocking with mama was better than nothing so took me up on the offer. The next night she didn't even bother waking and it's been 2 full months since. So really, I just quit the night nursing cold turkey and it worked. I've been slow to wean completely because she just doesn't seem ready and i'm in the mindset of one thing at a time. The night time nursing was a big deal for her. The first couple nights might be hard but once they get that it isn't happening, they sleep. That was an amazing revelation for us. I know how hard it is when you feel like you want to give your child what they want but you also feel completely exhausted. Hopefully you can find some common ground like us :)

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    2. Wow that is so encouraging! I keep forgetting that as they get older it's easier for them to understand when we explain something. We will definitely try that --dropping one feeding and explaining as we go. And the best part is that we don't have to wean just yet. I'm willing to do it slowly over several months. And if it ever becomes too frustrating or hard for me or Daisy we'll just stop and try again later! Thanks again!

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  4. Aw, thanks Linz! Love that Ru girl, especially when she is all heavy-eyed, snuggly up on "Harold"!

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