Just Go to FREAKING Sleep, Kid

Baby Sleep Regressions

I tuck you so sweetly into your bed. You're clutching your noopie and snuggled under the softest blanket ever. The sounds of white noise fill the room and sheep dancing on your ceiling as you listen to your lullaby music and drift off. 

Even I'm a little jealous at the complete and total sleep ambiance you have going on. Can someone tuck me in that way after a warm glass of milk?

I close your door and sing praises that finally, I have some peace and quiet. Finally I have that moment to catch up on TV shows, do a little work, eat all of the hidden things that I don't want you to see and in other words, just chill. 

As soon as I get comfortable though, as soon as I get confident that you're totally zonked out in there, I begin to hear the thumps and bumps that I am far too familiar with. 

The noopie gets thrown to the floor. The stuffed bunny and puppy get chunked across the room. The blanket may or may not survive the throwing spree and sometimes, you even lose your pants in the process. The cries for "Mommyyyyyyyy" begin and, sigh, it's like the night before all over again. 

I drag myself off of the sofa and away from scrolling my newsfeeds (let's face it, I wasn't being productive) and I pout as I walk to your room knowing exactly what to expect.

Sometimes there are giggles. 

Sometimes you run to the corner of the crib to "hide." 

And most of the time, you scream "Boppy" as you call out for your bottle. 

Other times you just cry excessively and act like nothing I do will work. 

So then I say, 

JUST GO TO FREAKING SLEEP KID.

Please, I beg thee. What will it take? More milk? More cuddles? More rocking? Me putting the shit back in your crib that you keep throwing out? I CAN ONLY DO THIS SO MANY TIMES. 

Repeat. 

Repeat. 

Every night on repeat. 

Just go to freaking sleep kid. 

Thank you SLEEP REGRESSION number 131. 

But then, as I rock you and steal my snuggles and kisses, I realize how precious these moments are. One day I will wish you were still tucked away in a little nursery down the hall with a fuzzy blanket and plush puppy laying next to you. One day my heart will whimper for the endless rocking where I adored the curves of your nose and the soft, pouty lips you had. One day I will miss breathing in that ever so sweet baby smell. 

So as I beg you to sleep, I know that deep down inside there is NO place I'd rather be. 

But for real, you can go to sleep now kid. 


Need help getting your little ones to sleep? Try our homemade oily recipe to help with little ones and poor sleep. You can also check out this great post on reasons why your little one may not be sleeping so well. Hang in there Mama. We've ALL been there, hugs! 

 

 

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

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Helping Little Ones to Sleep with Essential Oils

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If there is one thing that I love, it is my sleep. I mean, what mother doesn't love a good night of peaceful sleep after a long day of mothering?! I sure as heck LOVE it. 

But I, like so many others, fall victim to the cycles of waking toddlers who have to pee, teething babies, or even worse -- the dreaded sleep regression. I can't stand a sleep regression; they make me crazy. 

I have used oils off and on at various points the past year or so for sleep on my girls. Quite honestly the only reason why I haven't continually used it is likely just because of sheer laziness. You know, sometimes when the jar runs out of my secret concoction then I just become lazy and forget to make another. That is motherhood I guess. 

But after a few weeks of horrible sleep due to a sleep regression, I knew it was time to break out the magic again. This time I tried a new recipe with some new oils I had on hand and I am loving it so far! Two weeks ago my almost two year old was frequently waking at night asking for her cup and (knock on wood) since starting back with our oily routine, we have noticed a drastic improvement! They even napped better after an application of this oily recipe. 

There are numerous oils out there to help aide with sleep issues and even a kid's oil specifically for Sleep (which is on the way to me now actually), but I have found success with this simple recipe! 

I love mixing our oils in miniature mason jars as this provides an easy way to apply and looks pretty as well. It's easy to grab a dab to rub on little one's feet and spines, and because of the tight suction of a good mason jar, it is very child proof for curious hands. 

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Recipe:

  • About two tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 8 Drops Gentle Baby
  • 8 Drops Lavender
  • 6-8 Drops Cedarwood

Mix it up and bam -- there you go! 

Easy peasy and I have noticed a drastic difference in a better night of sleep. The biggest thing about essential oils is just forming a routing and *remembering* your routine and creating new habits. 

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