ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL 2March 21, 2015 - Author: Omonioboli - 31 Comments
In recent times I have been thinking about having a baby…apart from the fact that my husband doesn’t want another child, (I am sure if I press him he will grudgingly approve. You know how women know how to have their way! Shhhh…don’t tell him) I’m not even sure I have the energy to go through 9 months actually 10 months if you get to full term cos 40 weeks is 10 months and not 9! I don’t think after 10 years (my last son is 10 in a few days) I can handle all the sleepless nights.
Oh wait! I do know how to tackle sleepless nights! You see when I had my first son, I didn’t have even one good night sleep for 6 months! I breastfed him exclusively for 6 months! And he was one hungry baby! He woke up every hour through the night and as a result, I was half asleep during the day everyday. My second son, I breastfed exclusively for 4 months and started giving him little meals in addition to breast milk from 5 months. By my 3rd son, I learnt a trick! I learnt how to make baby sleep through the night and it worked like magic from the very first night I tried it! I have taught it to scores of women in the last 10 years and it has 100% success rate!
Ladies and gentlemen…I present… ‘Robbing Peter To Pay Paul’ (How to make baby sleep through the night)
From 5pm, make sure baby stays awake no matter what. Play with baby, read to baby, do whatever but don’t let baby sleep. I repeat, do not let baby sleep. Feed baby on demand (if breastfeeding exclusively) or feed baby according to feeding schedule. Make sure baby is very full and then by 10pm give baby a soothing bath. If you have chamomile bath products, night time is the best time to use them. After a nice bath, give baby a massage. So there are ways to massage a baby with baby oil. Start with laying baby on his back. Massage in circular gentle motions, baby’s chest, belly, arms, legs, fingers, toes and even baby’s face. Turn him unto his belly and repeat massage. You should massage for at least 30 minutes and every inch of his body should be covered. If he’s still awake by the time you are done, feed him one last time and he should fall asleep right after. That’s it! He should sleep for about 6 hours or more! Please don’t mind my using ‘he’ all the time, I’m a mother of boys.
The first time I tried this technique, I was the one who didn’t get much sleep! My baby slept from about 11pm till almost 7am. I kept waking up to check if he was still breathing! Lol…
I seriously am considering another baby. I don’t know why I am brooding at the busiest period of my life so far but, it is what it is. I want a ‘mini me’. A cute little princess that I can leave all my bags to…you know I love bags right? Lol! The problem is, I think I missed the ‘how to have a baby girl’ class so if you know any fool proof natural sex selection methods, please share while I consider. Thanks
I hope this helps someone. As always, I appreciate your feedback. Even when I can’t answer, cos it can get crazy busy sometimes, I read your comments and I love them! Keep them coming!
Love always and keep smiling!.