God blessed us with a kid that has no problem going to sleep. It’s staying asleep that gets us. I honestly think he’s just plain nosy or as a more “Stepford Wife”-ish mother would say: “very curious about the world around him and highly motivated by independent discovery”. Or, just nosy.
Summer is made for traveling and toting babies which poses a problem for a Mama trying to make sleeping arrangements that are as close to home and as boring as possible. Any little noise, strange light or sheet crinkle is sure to arouse attention.
We travel with a sound machine and all the loveys out of his crib (Sleep props! Gasp!) and try to put him in as quiet and as dark of a room as possible. (Ventilated) laundry rooms and closets work nicely! Also, I have recently discovered the MamaDoo Kids Pack n Play mattress topper that fits perfectly into any standard Pack n Play. This thing turns that quilted fabric on a cardboard sheet “mattress”, as they call it, into a cozy little sleep spot! Plus, it fits perfectly and snugly in the Pack n Play (no gaps)! It folds into thirds which makes it highly tote-able.
Up next…Chronicles of a Crib Jumper! Anyone else out there have a little one calling jail break on their crib? We had our first escape last night and it scared the bejesus out of me!