November 3, 2015
The title of this post is kind of tongue in cheek. Or more accurately, an absolute and complete joke. Because if there is one thing that Miss Mabel is not a fan of, it is going to bed at night.
Naps in her crib like a champion.
Loves it, goes right out.
Sure, why not take a little cat nap in the car.
Crib at bedtime?
Oh, no thank you Mommy. I’d rather stay up until midnight hanging out with you!
But, I’m continuing to persevere. Because someday, the stars are going to align and her bedtime routine is going to conk her out instantly. I just know it.
So, here is what we’ve been doing with the little miss.
She takes roughly three naps a day and nurses every three hours or so- with her longest nap being her afternoon nap(when I can hold her when the 45 min intruder shows up because big sis is taking her “rest time” in her room).
In the evening, when it’s getting close to her last feeding of the day we start to quiet her down. We start turning down lights. And then I start prepping her for bed!
On lucky nights, she gets a bath. #secondchildproblems
But on most nights, she gets lotion, DESITIN Maximum Strength, a fresh diaper, jammies, and swaddled right up! Then I nurse her, hold her, and lay her down with her musical giraffe and her paci.
Annnnnd then I give her her pacifier back approximately ten million times(give or take), eventually move her out of the crib and into her rock and play, and then back out into the living room with us until she finally falls asleep(usually after another nursing session) and then we stealthily slide her back into our room.
All of this to say, Mabel’s bedtime may not be consistent. Nor may her bath time be. But one thing definitely is. We always always use DESITIN before getting her ready for bed. I never change Mabel’s diaper in the middle of the night, so she has a super long stretch in her diaper. DESITIN Maximum Strength keeps her from ever getting diaper rash. It is amazing! We’ve never had to deal with diaper rash with either girls and I am convinced it is because of how awesome DESITIN is.
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