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The Bedtime Battle and an Unexpected Ally in the War Against Sleep Defiance

Everett has presented so many sleep challenges that the concept of just “tucking in” a child and saying goodnight seems more like sci-fi than real life.  He started life as a high needs baby (thanks to an undiagnosed sensitivity to lactose) that caused me to bounce him constantly.  That set us up for a solid […]

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…I Wish They Could Have Slept With Me Just A Little While Longer

 It’s the place I look forward to being in as often as I can.  It’s the place where everything is peaceful, warm, safe, loving, and familiar. Every night I start the evening off in my big comfy bed with my big comfy husband.  Some nights I don’t get the “call” to snuggle my youngest son […]

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The newest trend in sleep: Sibling Bed Sharing.

I may have lied in the title.  As far as I know sibling bed sharing isn’t a trend.  It is however trending in the Rosas household and I’m getting excited about what this new bedtime tactic has afforded us: drama free bed time! It all started last week.  My youngest son Everett decided that he […]

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Coping Without The Rocker- Traveling with Baby and Conquering Sleep

Having survived dozens of trips, both short and long, with babies who are dependent on some form of repetitive motion to fall asleep, I feel like I have a lot of advice to give to other parents in similar situations.  Traveling with children is already a challenge but when you also have a child who […]

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Want a Baby To Sleep Through The Night? Never Go To Bed.

After almost 4 years of parenting I have discovered the secret to getting a baby to sleep through the night: never go to bed yourself! The longer I stay awake in anticipation of my son waking for the first time, usually between 11 PM and 12:30 AM, the longer he waits. If he hasn’t woken […]

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Posted in Breastfeeding, Co-Sleeping, For the Little Ones15 Comments

My Solution to Rooming in With Baby

My Solution to Rooming in With Baby

With only 2 bedrooms in our house, we had to decide how we wanted to handle having another baby.  He is obviously too young to share a room with his brother, and besides that, we co-sleep at least part time. The main concern was: where will I change the baby’s diaper in the middle of […]

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