I can’t tell you how hard it has been to get my kids to go to sleep over the years.
I will say that it seems like it comes in waves. They both started as bad sleepers. We didn’t luck out with the easy babies who slept through the night.
Easton slept in my bed until he was about one, then got the boot. We had to let him cry it out, which killed me, but was something that really worked for us (read more about that here). After that he slept like a charm for the first year, but has pretty much gone down hill since. He just doesn’t like to sleep.
Lincoln also started out sleeping in our bed a lot. Or a rock n’ play next to our bed. Once he outgrew that we desperately tried to ease him into his own bed, but it didn’t work. He would throw a fit all night long, screaming at the top of his lungs until he eventually made himself sick. I was up all night with him until he was nine months old. It was torture.
But guys, we found something that’s helped both of our kids immensely! It’s been a great product for our family and it’s something I would highly recommend to anyone who’s looking for a solution: The Halo SnoozyPod.
This thing is amazing.
It has a few different functions:
-A sound machine with four different noises (our kids like the stream setting the best)
-A vibrate function with 2 speeds
-Lights with 2 settings
The nice thing is that you can set the sound machine and the vibrate function to go all through the night. It basically runs from 8pm-6:30am every single day at our house because it works so well.
Lincoln likes it for the soothing sounds and vibrate functions.
Easton likes it for the lights and sounds.
We love HaloSleep for their great products like their SleepSacks. We used them nightly for Lincoln (read more about that here) and we’ve even tried their SleepSack for big kids on Easton! They’re so soft and cozy, perfect for kiddos who move around a bunch in their sleep and lose their blankets.
HaloSleep has so many great products, but we’re really loving the SnoozyPod. It has been such a huge lifesaver and has saved our sleep routine.