You’re funny as all hell and sweet as pie, but something’s gotta change with this sleep situation. We were and still are fans of cosleeping in general because you’re still cute as buttons, but we would also like to get back to a schedule whereby your mother doesn’t have to spend hours coaxing you to sleep and one of us is woken up multiple times through the night whenever you move or wake up.
So we’re preparing to make some changes. I think one of the first things is leaving a bigger gap between stimulants (i.e., the iPad) and bed time. This is kind of a tough one since your new eczema routine requires you to be soaking in the bath for 15 minutes straight. And trying to lotion / put on your medicine without a good distraction is usually a wailing disaster resulting in the medicine getting rubbed all over the bedsheets as you roll around. But perhaps we’ll try to move your bath routine to earlier in the day.
We will try to have a good simple chat with you about going to sleep on your own and put a rewards system in place for you. I’m not sure will be the reward – your favorite snack the next day? A train toy of some sort? Something inexpensive and good for you, preferably?
And finally, perhaps moving you to your own room again. I think whatever we decide, we either gotta go all or nothing. I am hesitant about no longer cosleeping because you’re so sweet to sleep with when you are asleep, and it’s not exactly your fault you’re so itchy, which I think often keeps you up. The decisions!