We have been following the Soothology routine for two weeks now and I have to say I’m impressed at how well Beanie Boy is going off to sleep without me rocking him, or nursing him to sleep. I am now getting back downstairs by 7.30pm and regaining some of my evening and spending time with Hubby again. We are even going to attempt a meal out tomorrow night, the first in over 6 months – excited? Just a bit!
Sadly the mornings haven’t gone quite as well as the evenings though. Beanie Boy was waking up wet around the top of his nappy through his vest and onto his pyjamas. Also when I took the nappy off, there were a few of the crystals on his skin. I spoke to the really friendly people at Pampers Village (you can find the number on all packs of Pampers) who suggested that although Size 3 Nappies were the right size and sufficient for daywear, I should try Size 4 Nappies for the night time. They are still within his weight range but they have a higher absorbency capacity than a Size 3 and so should see him through the night. They also assured me that the crystals would cause Beanie Boy’s skin no harm at all, which was true he didn’t even have a red mark from them. As part of the sponsored experiment I have been sent Size 4 Nappies and am very pleased to say that we haven’t had a problem with wetness since. Beanie Boy has been dry every morning since wearing the Size 4’s.
We were having 4am wakings on Saturday, Sunday and Monday where he wouldn’t go back to sleep until 6.30am but I think that was possibly due to teething and a little too much sleep during the day. Since I have played around with his daytime naps, he has been waking at 5am for a feed but going straight back to sleep until 7-7.30am.
I think we’re heading in the right direction – pop back next week to see if we have managed a full night’s sleep, fingers crossed!!