Tag Archives: sleep

Aden + Anais Starburst Cozy Plus Sleeping Bag Review

I don’t use blankets during nap or night time with P3. I’m scared to. I get a sickening feeling in my tummy when I see photos of other babies wrapped up in a blanket. I used blankets for P1 every day and I used them for P2 only less regularly. When P3 was born the only way she’d sleep was …

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“I want to cherish everything”

When your first baby comes along, the newborn bubble that we plop ourselves comfortably in lasts forever. There’s no rush to get out the house. The 6 week marker comes and goes. You realise you haven’t showered in three or four days, you certainly only ventured out of bed for the loo or to grab food. This was sort of …

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“I’ve had nearly two years of broken sleep”

I’ve had nearly two years of broken sleep. Mr Google reckons this can have long-term side effects to your body functions. When we first introduced P3 to our nighttime routine, P2 was the reason for the 19months of sleepless nights. Then between the pair of them I was beginning to crumble. Things needed to change and change it did! P2 …

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Sweet Dreamers Ewan The Dream Sheep Review

Regular readers will know that I’m an owner to a toddler that has struggled for 20 months to self-settle so I’ve been trying my hardest not to make the same mistakes with P3. I rarely allow her to fall asleep feeding and will always put her back in the SnuzPod at night. In all honesty P3 has been a fantastic …

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“It was traumatic for all involved”

It is just totally upsetting to watch toe exclusively breastfed 8 week old daughter scream, squirm and be so unsettled from her night feeds. This is what happened last night. P3 normally wakes in the evenings from 6ish to 10ish. She’ll usually take a quick 5 minutes or so, we’ll head upstairs where she gets changed and swaddled, she then …

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The Little Green Sheep SnuzPod 3 in 1 Bedside Crib Review – Bedside (Part 1)

With P2 it wasn’t a conscious decision at first to co-sleep but our breastfeeding journey and our sleep journey was made much easier. We looked at different co-sleeper cots but never got round to actually investing in one. This time, we’d already decided to co-sleep and was just going to share our bed with P3. But then we were extremely …

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“Trying the controlled crying method”

I changed our bedtime routine exactly 7 nights ago today. I was really beginning to feel my body shutting itself down and not functioning properly with the extent of my exhaustion. My mood has been awful and I just couldn’t wait until the new year to change things like the Health Visitor advised. The new routine goes as follows; 6:40pm …

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“It took six attempts to get the cannula into a vein”

Our stay in hospital was cut short thank goodness, although our visits are not over. p3 needs antibiotics intravenously, hence the cannula, for a minimum of five days whilst they await her urine results. Potentially she may not even have an infection but due to the high temperature she had and her age they give it as a precaution. Yesterday, …

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“Infacol has certainly saved my sanity!”

I’ve felt completely useless every time I hear my beautiful newborn cry. She’s my third daughter and you’d think I’d be a pro at consoling my girls and I am with P1 and P2, I pretty much instantly understand each cry and know when and how to react to it. Whether it be food, a cuddle, changing P2s nappy or …

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“It’s not just a phase anymore, it’s a habit”

There’s no doubt about it that I am sleep deprived. It’s the main focus of my blog posts at the moment and I apologise for that. The health visitor came last week to weigh and check up on P3, at the same time she asked questions about P2 and things about her development. The time before that she focused on …

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Coping With Crying

“I need a doctors appointment for my daughter” “Ok, what’s wrong?” “This is going to sound silly, but she’s my third daughter so I know I’m not being stupid but she won’t stop crying and I just need to get her checked” That was the conversation I had last Monday with the doctor receptionist after we’d experienced two or three …

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“It just cannot be healthy to never sleep through the night”

I sound like a broken record really and I know that but I hope that when I look back on each and every post where I’ve moaned about sleep that I will be at a point where I’m actually getting some decent shut eye and can laugh about these days. Right now though, I don’t feel like laughing. I feel …

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“The post-pregnancy new-mother hormones raged”

Yesterday was an awful day full of P3 crying continuously from 7am until 6pm and having a total of about 15 minutes sleep the whole entire day whilst I also tackled the needs of a very poorly toddler so this morning I’d decided to get the two of them out of the house for some fresh air and use the …

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