Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Good Sleep

Last night, K was the grumpiest she has ever been before going to bed. She was red faced, screaming at the top of her lungs and the only thing I could think to do was to follow the S's of a happy baby.

First I swaddled her nice and tight so her limbs weren't flailing all over. Next I turned her to her side in my arms and repeated "shh" into her ears. Then I swayed back and forth with a slight bounce to grab her attention. When those 4 things were done, I was able to put her pacifier in her mouth so she could suck.

About 5 minutes later, K was out cold. I put her in her crib and she didn't wake us up for 6 1/2 hours straight.

So thank you to my sister-in-law, H, for letting me read your books. Without them, last night could have been pretty bad.


  1. Kim, I'm going to call you Mighty Mom. I'm going to need some help when Jack gets here! Also I need some suggestions for books to read.

  2. The five S's are great, it has been a life saver with Oliver on many occasions.