Thursday, May 07, 2009

As much as I love watching the sunrise...

...does anyone have any tips on convincing baby goat that day is for playing and night is for sleeping? Techniques, books or failsafe miracles would be helpful.

5 comments:

Monkeymama said...

Just the standard - keep the lights very dim at night and don't talk much, keep things bright and louder during the day.

Have you gotten a copy of Happiest Baby yet? It saved us. :)

Molly Guthrey Millett said...

try making sure he gets lots of fresh air during the day, as in walks in the stroller.

liz said...

Agree with Monkeymama on both counts - dim lights, plus Happiest Baby on the Block!

Other than that, I know this isn't what you want to hear, but it just takes time for them to get day and night straightened out. :\ Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

I'm a terrible mom for saying this, but if there's no poop, don't change the diaper, just put him right back down to bed. (Hey, babies that sleep through the night sleep in potty pants, so he can, too ;).

amy

kristine said...

I agree with the lights/noise thing. We did that differently with PArker than we had with Graycen and noticed a difference.

Also, the diaper thing. I can't agree with Amy more. We changed Graycen every time when she woke up in the night and Parker only when it was poopy (in the middle of the night) and it helped!! A lot!!

It does get better. You also have to keep in mind that developmentally, he's going to be further behind since he was early. I know that sucks to hear.