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Lily is quite the storm trooper.

We’ve had a lot of storms this summer and I keep thinking that they will wake up Lily during the night, but they haven’t. She just sleeps right through them. Tonight, when the storms rolled through, thunder lit up 3 out of 5 bars on the baby monitor and yet Lily didn’t make a sound. […]

Can you hypnotize a baby to sleep?

As I was putting Lily down tonight, she was doing her normal routine of eyes wide open, fidgeting, and not really wanting to go to bed. So I tried hypnotizing her… sort of. Basically I told her she was getting sleepy. Her eyes were heavy and she waned to drift off into dreamland. I kind […]

Have I found the secret to putting babies to sleep?

Just a few days ago I was complaining that Lily was hard to put down and that she didn’t want anything to do with me at bed time. Fast forward a week or so and things are much better. I’m now able to put her to sleep, and it’s taking considerably less time. So how […]

Lily has the coolest Ikea SPÖKA night light.

Before Lily was even born, I got her a night light. I picked a really cool sea turtle that shines the night sky on the ceiling. It’s really nice, but didn’t light up the room very much. Then, months later, we were at Ikea looking around and came across the SPÖKA night light. I’m not […]

Is there a night owl stage in babies?

Lily has recently decided that sleeping is not her thing. She use to go down about 8 every night with little to no fuss. However, recently she hasn’t wanted to go to bed at all. We still have the same routine, but by 8:30 she’s still wide awake. Same goes for 9 and 10. She […]

I’ll admit it, I’m a softie.

I know that a lot of magazines, books and other parents will tell me that you need to let your baby cry. But it’s hard and I give in. Our little girl falls asleep about 8 and sleeps all though the night. That’s why when she woke at 9pm tonight, something seemed off. She was […]

The amazing sleep patterns of babies.

I’m constantly amazed at the stages babies go though and how quickly they pass. When Lily was born it took work to put her to sleep and she’d be up every two hours or so. After about two months she was easier to put down and sleeping a few hours at a time. Then it […]

I guess daylight savings time does screw up babies.

When I first heard that daylight savings time screwed up babies sleep schedule I was a bit skeptical. I agree that a time chance can cause a problem, but didn’t think it’d be that big of deal. That was until we tried to put Lily to bed. In Lily’s mind, it was 7, not 8 […]

Can babies have nightmares?

Last night, about 11pm, Lily started making noise in her crib; she started to whimper and cry. It wasn’t a loud I’m hungry or I’m hurt cry, in fact, she wasn’t even awake! After a minute or two I went in to check on her and she was definitely asleep. I touched her head and […]