The Things We Do For Sleep:15 Methods That Work (Sometimes)

baby in stroller
Fuzz and I doing a #9.

As I was patting Fuzz’s tush while he was whimpering himself to sleep last night, I thought about all the things I’ve done in order to get my babies to sleep. It seems at some points in our own desperate attempts to get sleep, or some time alone, we will subject ourselves to things we never thought fathomable. Here is a list of things I’ve tried with success:

1. Bouncing on a physio ball

2. Rocking (in my arms, a chair, or a swing)

3. Jiggling the carseat or stroller

4. White Noise Machine/Sleep Sheep

5. Pacifier

6. The Butt Pat

7. The Back Rub

8. Vaccuum cleaner (yes, really)

9. Going for a stroll

10. Going for a drive

11. Swinging the carseat

12. Singing

13. Shhhhshhhing

14. Baby wearing

15. Nursing (multiple times)

FYI, Now that you all know the craziness I’ve been enduring for the last several nights, I’m happy to report that last night went a lot better. I’ll add some more details in another post–because you can never have too many posts about baby sleep!