Friday, February 20, 2009

Think I Got It!

As you know, I have my first grandchild, a 4 month old beautiful boy. It's interesting how things become so different when you are older and have raised your own children. Not only are you, yourself, different, but the generation and how they respond to the world is so different. My mom used to always say, "When we were your age...." Interesting...I can see that now.

I breastfed all four of my children, but I ran a daycare and was an at-home mom. I would feed them, then get up and put them back in their own beds. Today, I guess it was the same for other moms during my time as well, moms keep their child in bed with them. Thus, it becomes difficult for the baby to sleep without the comfort of mom being next to them. As a result, the baby becomes quite fussy and upset with intense crying.

My daughter and I have agreed to put the baby in his own bed to make life easier for him. He is a baby and does not understand when mommie is not beside him, at nap time, during the day. We've been doing this for just a few nights and it has already helped him to calm down during the day.

Being a new grandma, aka Nana, is so much fun!

1 comment:

Polly said...

I think children need to be in their own beds too, but Im not opposed to the occasional night having my little boy in bed with me - especially when his daddy is away. I love the snuggles and the pure organic feeling it gives me.