Wednesday, July 02, 2008

My little mummy

Kelsi has never really needed to be swaddled. I always did it when she was a little teeny tiny thing, but never very tight, and she would always get her arms out and sleep really well. She goes to sleep with her "binky" and of course it falls out of her mouth once she goes to sleep. It is a MUST to go to sleep. So, my dilema is this: For the last month or two, Kelsi takes the binky out of her mouth and plays with it, turns it around and bites on it, uses it as a teether and throws it (you would think she could drop-kick it with how far we find it from her). In order for her to go to sleep (naps and bedtime), I have found the only thing I can do is swaddle her arms down so she can't pull it out. It works like a dream. What is my problem, then? Well, it's 100 degrees outside, so I have to make sure it is pretty cool in my house so that I can wrap her, she is growing so big that I currently only have about 2 blankets that even work as a swaddle blanket . I know that in a few months she can just crawl and get her binky in her crib or at least figure out how to put it back in her own mouth correctly and this won't be so a big problem. Anyway, I am open to suggestions, even though I don't think there are any other alternatives (don't think that I haven't thought of taping it to her mouth - I wouldn't ever do it though). If I don't pin her arms down, she will never fall asleep since she will pull out her binky. (sigh). And what am I going to do whenever I go down to LA to visit my parents who don't have air conditioning? I can't wrap the poor kid then!!! HA! I was just thinking that I am glad that this is the biggest of my problems with little Kelsi. She is such a good girl. JUST LOOK AT HER IN THAT PICTURE. AWWWW.

8 comments:

museumeg said...

A soundly sleeping baby is one of the most beautiful things in the world! And Kelsi is just so cute! I don't know what to tell you about the pacifier. Jane found her thumb and we have rejoiced ever since!

G-ma Manderino said...

I think it's time to just let go of the swaddling and let her cry herself to sleep. It may take a few tries, but there's no way you can come to see us and keep her swaddled. Please break her of this before you come. Hey, if you don't have to keep it so cool in your house, you'll also save on your electricity. Sorry, I'm not being very sympathetic.

Karina & John said...

I almost rejected your comment mom. :-) Maybe I will break her of the habit when I come to visit you and YOU can enjoy the screams. I bet you will be the first to run in there and give her the binky (I will just steal your ear plugs).

Rob & LInder said...

Put the pacifier on a ribbon. Attach ribbon to clothes. PROBLEM SOLVED. ( make sure ribbon isn't to long)
Mom is right.If every time she spits it out you come running then of course you will get those results.
I realize that her laugh is the cutest thing ever but wrapping her reminds me of Ecuador kids.They did it so they would grow straight. Hey you can always use an Ace bandage. It's is not as hot as a blanket and makes her look more like a MUMMY!

Tamar and Trevor said...

Hate to be a meany but Mom is right. You can't swaddle her forever. Maybe you can break her of it in California and let Mom do it for you.

KTG said...

Hello again! I've been less of a facebook person and more of a blogger lately and I was happy to come across yours! I hope all is well and I miss all of you in good old and sometimes stinky Clarkston! Your baby is just so cute, but I suppose that is expected! Luff,
Kristin

Karina & John said...

Great idea, Mar!

Porter Family said...

I agree with your Mom and Mar. If that doesn't work, you can always get a pediatric straight jacket or an ACE wrap. Kidding, of course.