“Is she a good sleeper?”
“Does he sleep all night?”
“How tired are you?”
“Getting much sleep”
Any parent of a newborn has heard these questions at least once. There seems to be a big obsession with how a baby sleeps – parents are obsessed, grandparents are obsessed… even total strangers!
But any parent of a baby knows that sleep can start to rule your life. For some, only for a few months. For others it can be a few years!
Thankfully, we’ve been blessed with two fairly good sleepers. We often have to wake both of them up in the morning (around 9am some days) and Lily goes to sleep fairly easily in her own bed every night around 8.30 – 9pm.
However, we do things a bit differently from the “norm”. With Lily we started with her in the bassinet, which was fine – I rocked her to sleep most nights and put her in once she was deeply asleep. But I was finding the 3/4am feeds extremely difficult – I was quite often falling asleep while feeding her. So I started bringing her in to our bed for that feed which eventually progressed to her sleeping with us all night.
She stayed in our bed until she was about 2yo, with the occasional stretches in her own cot. Even now she comes in to our bed if she wakes during the night.
When Chloe was born I already knew we were going to co-sleep. I even co-slept in the hospital, even though there were signs around saying that it wasn’t allowed. The nurses came in a few times and never said a thing.
Both girls, while cosleeping, have “slept through” from a early age. Of course, they may still wake during the night, but I simply pop them on the boob and we’re both back asleep in minutes.
Of course, co-sleeping is not for everyone – some mothers need their space (and I definitely feel like that some nights!), some babies don’t like it and for some, their situation makes the risk factors too high. It is very important to make sure that your baby sleeps safely, however they sleep.
With our babies sleeping through each night, a good nappy has been very important for us. We usually use cloth nappies which have lasted us through Lily and now Chloe but occasionally (often when staying away from home) we use disposables.
When I was sent a packet of Treasures nappies to review I was quite excited to give them a try. Is that sad?
And the nappies certainly lived up to my expectations! The wide waistband and the elastic guards on the side meant there were no leaks and the extra absorbent layers meant she stayed dry and asleep!
Treasures nappies have been available in New Zealand for over 30 years and are now available in IGA stores in Australia. They start from $9.99 a pack and come in a full range of sizes – from premature up to junior nappy pants.
Treasure Nappies giveaway
To go in the draw to win $75 worth of Treasure Nappies simply fill out the form below. Let me know your tip for getting a baby to sleep through the night. Don’t forget to use the #SleepingTreasures hashtag for your entry to be eligible!
Terms and conditions: The Flying Drunken Monkey’s Treasures Nappies giveaway will be judged on creativity and originality. The competition opens Friday, April 11th at 05.00am AEST and closes on Friday, April 18th, 2013 at 11.59pm AEST. One entry per person only. Australian entries only, sorry. There is 1 prize to be won, worth $75 in total. The winners will be notified via email and published on this blog. Entries remain the property of The Flying Drunken Monkey and may be republished. The prizes will be sent directly to the winner by the PR company. For full competition terms and conditions, click here.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was provided with a pack of Treasures nappies to review. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the company.