In case you read my recent post Sleep… a distant memory I thought I’d give a little update. We ended up making two changes with FANTASTIC results!
After several more nights of being awake A LOT we decided to move Baby J into the nursery. I felt really sad dismantling the cot in our bedroom, but once it was up in the nursery I started to get excited about arranging the room and creating a theme that Baby J will (hopefully) love.
After moving her into her own room there was a definite improvement. Baby J was sleeping better, I was getting up less, and she was settling back down more quickly during the night. She was still stirring a few times before midnight and waking in the early hours to feed, but would soon go back to sleep. This was a massive improvement. We were happy.
The only thing we were a bit concerned about was that Baby J might be a little cold. She simply would not stay under her blanket, and with the weather growing ever colder, we were worried she wasn’t warm enough at night. The solution? A Grobag.
Quite simply, the Grobag (so far – it’s only been three nights) has delivered sleep magic. I don’t want to tempt fate here, but we’ve gone from being up for hours in the night to sleeping for up to seven hours in one stretch. SEVEN HOURS! I’m not sure if it’s because she’s warmer or feels more secure in bed, but I would recommend a Grobag to anybody who is having baby sleep worries.
In case you’ve not come across them before, Grobags are essentially baby sleeping bags with arm holes and a head hole. No blanket needed. They’re available in different togs to suit the climate or season and come with a free room thermometer and guide to the most appropriate sleepwear for the temperature/tog combo. It really is that simple. Why we didn’t try this sooner, I don’t know. I’m aware that this is starting to sound like a sponsored post, but it honestly isn’t! I’m just really excited about the product as it’s made a big difference to our sleep! Having said that, if the GroCompany feel like winging me a free Grobag, I wouldn’t complain 😉
Anyhoo, with the sleep situation drastically improved, I’ve turned my attention to doing up the nursery, and it’s starting to take shape. I’ve decided on an enchanted fairy theme so I’m adding in little bits of magic, bit-by-bit. I’d like to get a tree wall sticker and some stick-on fairies and stars. I found these lovely butterflies in B&M, and picked up this cute fairy princess on a day out at Wroxham Barns.
Do you have a theme for your nursery? What sort of thing have you gone for?