Unknown Mami Invents Blog Sleep Training Method (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez on September 21, 2012

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Sleep-Training

My husband is able to explain to Luna Pie (19 months old) that it is bed time and put her in her crib and walk out of the room, she then somehow miraculously falls asleep. Me, not so much.

The last couple of nights I’ve been trying something different. Luna Pie shares a room with her sister, but goes to bed earlier. We do our usual bedtime routine, I lay with her for a few minutes and let her nurse, then I put her in her crib and tell her that I’m not leaving, but that she has to fall asleep. She says, “Okay” and I sit on her sister’s bed with  my netbook and blog until she falls asleep. I’ve heard of the “cry it out” and the “no-cry” sleep-training methods, but I do believe I’ve just invented the blog sleep-training method.

I might be getting a little over-confident as this is only the second night and at the moment she doesn’t seem to be be comforted by the glow of the computer on my face or lulled by the sound of my keyboard. Fear not, these things take time.

How do you fall asleep? Do you count laptops or iSheep?

Gotta go, Luna Pie just told me in her sweet baby voice that she wants me to get off the computer. So much for blog sleep training. I tried people, I tried.

 

And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):


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  • Eva Gallant

    Too cute!

  • Jeanie

    I don’t usually have much trouble falling asleep, but if you were on a bed beside me I would probably stay awake wondering what you are writing about. :)
    You may be on to something with Luna Pie….it is definitely worth a try. At her age, anything that works for a night or two is a good idea.

  • http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/ lisleman

    But the blogs are all too funny not to break out laughing during this go-to-sleep method.
    Here’s a suggestion – play a few lullaby tunes on the laptop while you post – oh one more – do you think if I wrote a bed time story blog it would be used for this?

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I do have music playing in the background, but I guess punk rock is not that soothing.

  • http://llcooljoe01.blogspot.co.uk/ LL Cool Joe

    Whatever works for you! 

    I like the message in the Fortune Cookie. Have a great weekend!

  • Wayne Smith

    We read stories on the iPad followed by one show on NetFlix…He falls asleep cuddling the iPad.

  • Keetha

    When our oldest child was very very young, FH TRAINED me to lay her down and let her fall asleep.  It was hard for me the first few nights.

    Later, I was ever so grateful as it solved sooooo many bedtime issues.  Our kids, all of them, would go to bed wherever and whenever we put them down.  No coming back out for drinks or kisses etc.

    But, had I been left to my own parenting tendencies, I doubt I would have learned the lesson.

    Parenting is the hardest job on the planet.

  • Jocelyn

    haha awww how sweet! :) 

  • http://honduras-gumbo.com/ Laurie Matherne

    I don’t have kids, at least at home. I play word games on my kindle until I get sleepy. I don’t have iPad like every other living American citizen. Do I sound a tad jealous? 

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I don’t have an iPad either and I am more than a tad jealous.

  • SassyModernmom

    Loving your method! Can u please come and put me too sleep? lol

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Why don’t you just read my blog until you’re bored to sleep? I mean soothed to sleep.

  • Angelia Sims

    Oh man! I really thought that was a brilliant one. What if you invent a hood to block the glowing screen glare? :-)

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      Perhaps we can collaborate on that accessory?

  • http://xishellwords.blogspot.com/ ::xishell::

    Best method I’ve heard of! I used to write in bed after my son had gone to sleep because he liked having a body next to him. I think its a productive compromise!

  • Judy Retirednottired

    I have the same problem with my youngest grandchild.  She almost has to drop in her tracks before she will fall asleep.

  • Zemeks

    Too bad the blog method didn’t work–would’ve been nice!

  • Heather Smith

    Hugs!  I am having to use tough love with Erik too… he’s 23 months and has been out of his crib for the past 6 or 7 months… so he can wander freely which means if he’s up, I’m up… 

  • SamiJoe

    I hope you find a solution soon.  Maybe you should just leave and let her chat it out?

  • deborahpucci

    LOL….sounds like a great new method!

  • Hilary

    Ha.. that’s cute.. and could work.. maybe.. hopefully. :)

  • http://www.halfpastkissintime.com Mrs4444

    You’re so funny…

  • http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com/ Doreen

    You are SO funny! I was never good at the cry it out method. My son-in-law recently accused me of rocking my daughter to sleep until she was 18 because she always falls asleep with her nook or the tv on…hmmm so do I and I see nothing wrong with it!

  • BettyGalvan

    UM,
    Ever since I had my third baby you would think that I am more exhausted then ever (I AM) BUT I can’t fall asleep. I bring my iPhone to bed and read til I doze off… 
    Hang in there!
    Betty

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I have the same issue. I’m too tired to sleep.

  • http://twitter.com/cyn_t2toddlers caj diaz

    The most important thing with kids is to set a routine and follow it every time. Even when “noise” is coming from your keyboard, it wouldn’t really be that much of a bother if that’s what your child hears every night before going to bed.

  • http://1800cpap.com/ Haylee Hansen

    That’s a great strategy, there are many methods but that’s a respectable one. Dp you think the baby relies on you being there every night?

    • http://www.unknownmami.com/ unknownmami

      I think they rely on someone being there and going through the routine with them.

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