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Nightly Ritual Changes

Murrow’s always been a good sleeper (makes up for his eating a bit) and we’ve tried helping him by keeping a pretty set nightly ritual. It has always been that we put him to bed between 8 and 9, with Poppa lowering him into the crib and Kim giving him his blanky. The only thing that has changed is what we do right before putting him down. When he was a tiny baby, Poppa would feed him a big bottle to put him to sleep with a full stomach. Then Kim switched to breastfeeding him right before sleep, which would calm him down nicely. Yesterday, we cut out the milk entirely and switched to just reading him a book. It is the scariest thing in the world to mess with somthing that works, but thankfully he’s still sleeping soundly.

One Comment

  1. Alison wrote:

    Again I will acknowledge your superiority as parents–I still put Ryan down w/a sippy of some sort of beverage. I know, i’m going to rot his teeth out, but hey–they’re not his permanent ones or anything.

    Good luck with the nanny thing, I’m pretty jealous right now. At the same time though, I was on the other side of that arrangement once upon a time and I can see some of the things that could come up.