02 August 2012


When Natalie was a newborn I loved how much she slept during the day. Not only because I had the freedom to do what I wanted around the house (watch Maury), but because she would let me cradle and snuggle her.

As she started to sleep less and less I realized how fun it was to have a baby with more personality.

She still needs her beauty rest but is now slowly beginning to phase out day time naps. She usually takes two naps a day and most the time her naps occur at or around the same time each day.

For months it's been a struggle to get her to sleep. We've done so many different things to get her to bed, which include rocking, singing, car rides and swinging her to sleep.

At some point or another she gets sick of one method and we have to switch it up.

Lately she has this new thing where the best way to get her to sleep is by laying her down, giving her a blanket and bottle and turning on the weather channel. Yep, the weather channel.

It shows the local and regional weather, plays instrumental music and occasionally says something like, "Your current forecast."

Within minutes she's knocked out.

Can't say I'm complaining about it, I just think it's a little strange.

 What's the weirdest thing you've done to get your baby to sleep?

9 Thoughts :

Megan August 3, 2012 at 6:53 AM  

Haha, that is weird..but funny. I can't say I've done anything weird to get any of my girls to sleep. But Kinsley is still young...

Megan August 3, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

Oh, and I couldn't help but sing your title. And no, the nursery rhyme didn't come to mind. The "rock-a-bye...everything is going to be alright...rock-a-bye." Yeah..that came to mind.

Stephanie August 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM  

I can't think of any strange ways we've gotten Chloe to sleep, luckily she's been good in this department, but I just wanted to comment on how sweet that picture is!! She looks so comfy.

EMily August 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM  

With our first, we had to hold him upright so his head was on my shoulder and pace the room for about 10-15 minutes before we could put him in his crib, now, with number two, I lay him down, rub his tummy a little bit and generally that will do the trick!

Caiti August 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM  

Well, apart from her straight jacket..I mean swaddler...that she has to be in to fall asleep and STAY asleep (stay asleep being the key phrase here)...I have had to run the vacuum before. But the Weather Channel is by far the funniest I've heard before! ;)

Jillian August 4, 2012 at 6:20 AM  

sleep is sooo hard with babies! Probably the weirdest thing I have done is climb in the crib with her hahahah

Thanks for listening to my radio show! and yes I am from the Baltimore area, I had no idea we were so close!

Holly August 5, 2012 at 2:52 AM  

I don't have any children, but I definitely think the Weather Channel is funny! Hey, if it works, why not!?

Ali August 7, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

Last night I sang "Somewhere over the rainbow" to Presley and she definitely started crying! My singing sucks. I can't think of the weirdest thing I've done to get her to sleep, though.

Venassa August 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM  

That's pretty funny. I don't think I've ever tried anything you'd call weird, but I do remember the day where I would've gone so far as to cut my own arm off if that would get her to nap. Thankfully she's a simple baby these days.