Co-sleeping with a newborn left me a little smug about not having to get out of bed at night to breast feed. But with an almost toddler that resembles nothing less than a sleeping star fish I've been feeling the occasional pang of jealousy when I hear about babes that slumber through the night in their cots.
A few weeks ago I got myself in a tizzy about this, furiously researched sleep on Google – while PB bore silent witness – then gently reminded myself that I actually love cuddling up with BB at night and it's All Good.
This morning I got one of those Your Baby Is 50 Weeks Old, This Is What She Should Be Doing emails and down the bottom was a section on sleep. It basically said if you feed, pat or rock your baby to sleep, it is not only a problem but also a burden. Be freed from this burden and break these bad habits! Don't be fooled by her tactics!
Tactics? At the ripe old age of 1 they're pretty tricky. Who is this cunning babe that dares contest her bedtime?
What about an email saying sleep is always going to be an issue during childhood, so try and remind yourself that feeling frustrated about it won't last forever. It's ok to rock or feed to sleep if it works for you, and for some babies now matter how softly you play bedtime music it will still only mean one thing. Disco.
Photos: Documenting the state of our bed when I attempt to get in it.