1.18.2008

Binki problems no more...

So, I finally feel like I can get back to my old life! It took about 2 weeks for him to be back to normal sleeping habits, so I don't think that was that bad. Here's how it went... If you really care :)
- 1st night was really, really bad! He just had no idea of how to relax on his own. Also, he's got comfort issues and won't let me rock him or cuddle him or anything, so he had to do it on his own.
-1st 2 days were really bad too! It would take about 1-3 hrs for me to get him to take a nap. Nighttime was a little better, cause he was soooo tired! The only way I could calm him down was to rub his hand. So, that worked a little. The only problem was we were in there until he fell asleep. Oops!
-Then it got to the point where he'd only fall asleep if we were in there, the second we'd walk out it'd all be over. So, it took us about a week to get him off of that. We'd have to leave, let him cry real good, come in, calm him down and leave again. He'd finally be so tired he'd just fall asleep. I think it helped cause he knew we were still there, and we'd come is if he REALLY needed us.
- Yesterday was the first day he took all naps and nighttime that he didn't cry at all before falling asleep! I can finally start going out again and running errands and not have to worry too much about his naps! YA!!!

So, for all of you who are thinking of taking your kids off of the binki, do it! It really is worth it! Just be strong! And, what works for one person, might not work for you kids, so just figure out what works best for you and stick to it! That's one thing kids understand... CONSISTENCY!

7 comments:

Jon & Michelle said...

I am so impressed!! I can't believe how consistent and patient you must have been, I don't know if I have that much patience in me! I guess when I finally decide to try and conquer the pacifier thing I'll be calling you!

Brandon, McKell & Ryker said...

I get the binki. Right now it is a life saver but that all changes. I am glad you figured it out and stuck with it. not to offend anyone but it bugs me when you see 2 and 3 year olds still sucking on a binki. I think if they can talk they can do without it.

georgeandmarie said...

I think a congrats is in order. I've been wanting to get Kawika off his binky also but I thought he would regress with the new baby. But I'm hoping soon!! Good job!!

Jessica said...

Great work! I don't know if you remember Brandon's blanket addiction. He used to shove the corners of blankets in his mouth. It was really hard to break that habit, but it was consistency that did it! I know it's hard, but great job for tackling it now and not when he's four, like some kids I've seen! Congrats.

a&t Sorensen said...

Kristy.. its Ashley (ang's friend!) how did you find that cute background!? really random!!! your blog is really cute!

Jensen Family said...

Good job mom now you have to help me get afton off the sauce(aka bottle)

kimball, michelle and brody said...

Everytime I look at your blog and see the title to this post I see "Bikini problems no more" and keep expecting to see you in a little polka dot bikini! :) But then I adjust and applaud you for your incredible feat! Nice job!