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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sleep Issues Part ?

It still seems to be a roller coaster around here when it comes to sleeping. Ben has gotten better about going to sleep at night, the problem is keeping him asleep.

It looks like Ben inherited my night owl gene and I’m totally okay with that. I’d rather go to bed late and sleep late, like him.

So we’ve been keeping Ben up later at night and starting a new routine. Part of the problem of him going to bed at night was that he thought he was missing out on the fun. It was taking him over an hour to fall asleep just because he was still too amped up. Ryan and I decided it would be good to unwind with him by watching a movie or cartoon in our bed all together. This also lets Ben know that we go to bed after him, we’re not sneaking back downstairs to play with his trains or color in his coloring books. Like him, we go to bed too.

We also decided to cave and get him a big boy bed. We found the perfect one at Ikea and let him pick out his bedding.  It should come as no surprise that he picked out the car/truck bedding.


We’ve also been leaving his door open. While it’s a pain because Ryan has to be super quiet in the morning, it seems to be currently working.

I’m tired of crossing my fingers so I’m just hoping a new bed and routine are the key.


Thought I’d add a picture of my little monkey playing with his new birthday toys.


  1. Wow- this is Madeline too! She is not wanting to go to bed until we do-thus staying up til midnight! We have been letting her stay in our bed but this is getting old. Love Ben's new bed. We plan on converting Madeline to a toddler bed soon since she is starting to crawl out!!

  2. Ooh! I love Ben's new bed and bedding!!! Adorable! We have a sound machine with white noise in both boys rooms. This has been a LIFESAVER for us and them. It prevents them from hearing noises. I've gotten so used to listening to it through Bennett's baby monitor that I can't hardly sleep without it! Brian and I use it when we go to a hotel. It's amazing how white noise makes it so much easier to sleep! Good luck on getting Ben to stay asleep. We still struggle with that with Oliver, although its some better.


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