I find it hilarious that my daughter is sometime as stubborn as I am about sleep.
While I love a good night’s sleep, it’s often hard to get me to actually go to bed. This is something my parents can no doubt confirm.
So when Missy Moo is in need of a nap during the day, she’ll often fight it. And boy does she ever fight it! I won’t share the video from our monitor where she’s hardcore baby swearing at me, while kicking her lets and having a bit of a meltdown. Of course I’m bad and just laugh when she does it because I can only imagine what she’ll say someday when she’s that upset and has words at her disposal.
So the other day she was in her exersaucer and before I saw the signs of her getting tired, she was starting to bob her head and drift off. And what did I do? Did I pick her up and put her to bed? Nope. I instead got out my phone and recorded her. Ha ha, cause that’s how we roll in this house.
Never fear, after this video was taken, she was promptly put in her crib. Where she was almost completely awake as soon as we laid her down, but she did drift off again.
My friend Martha has suggested that we use a hot water bottle or Magic Bag to warm up the spot in her crib where she’ll lie down for a nap. It’s often that drop in body temperature that will wake babies back up when they’re moved from a person’s arms and put into a cool crib.