In an earlier blog I had asked you all for any ideas we could try to get her to nap better, but I seem to have stumbled upon the remedy just by happenstance. See, we had been trying to get her to nap just by holding her tightly in our arms or rocking her in her bouncy chair or swing. While she would go to sleep using these methods, she would only stay asleep for 10-20 minutes, not nearly long enough for a rapidly growing baby. Then she would be ornery the rest of the afternoon, and consequently, so would the rest of us. Last week when I was home with the kids one morning, I thought "Hey, moron, why don't you put her in her swaddler like you do at night?!?!" So, I swaddled her, and she napped for about an hour and a half! The normal palpable tension in our house was replaced with palpable happiness, and we've all been happy ever since! We owe a huge thank you to the inventor of the swaddler, I think his name was Bob Swaddle, for making our lives bearable once again. Thanks Bob!
|The Baby in her swaddler, sleeping soundly, taken with Daddy's phone camera. On an unrelated note, if anyone knows where I put my digital camera, please let me know.|