I’m still battling with Vivian to sleep through the night. Some nights she’s not too bad, and even slept for 6 1/2 hours one night, but still nothing consistent. Now that I’m going back to work a couple of days a week, I really need to get her to sleep.
So, it was weighted blanket time. I had one custom-made for her, and it weighs four pounds. My thinking was that she might be disturbed by noises or lights from passing cars and that instead of being able to just get over it and go back to sleep, she wakes up enough that I need to go in to give her back a soother or a bottle or whatever. I was hoping that the comfort of the weighted blanket would be enough to get her through any disturbances.
So, I tucked her in to bed last night with a light blanket to snuggle with (she likes to pull a blanket over her face when she sleeps) and then her weighted blanket. I closed the door and crossed my fingers.
Thirty minutes later, she was crying. I cursed a little, and went back in to give her back her soother and tuck her in again.
I tried not to expect a miracle overnight, but I have to admit a tiny part of me was thinking that she might magically sleep all night long.
She did not.
It was a pretty typical night for us. She was up at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:00, then up for the day at 8:00. Sigh.
I’m not giving up though. My next plan of attack is to pair the weighted blanket with overnight strength diapers in a bigger size than she usually wears and hanging up a dark sheet in the window to help block the light. Beyond that, I don’t know. I’m pretty much tapped.
Any more suggestions?