It looks like tonight is going to be a repeat of last night. I try to get baby J to bed around 10, and usually that’s no problem. But last night he decided he wasn’t sleeping until after 1am, and this night is looking more and more likely to be the same. I’m pretty sure he’s going through a growth spurt right now, and I’m guessing that has something to do with it? That, or it’s because I’m putting him in the swing for his daily long nap in the afternoon instead of in the morning like usual? The last few days I’ve timed the long naps to coincide with the afternoon phone interviews I’ve been conducting for my article. I guess he’s getting too much sleep too late in the day?? I really don’t know, but I need to figure out what the issue is and fix it-soon!
I just stuck him in the swing, so I’ll see what that does…I hope he doesn’t start screaming, but we’ll see. My little boy can have a wee bit of a temper! In the meantime, I’m researching more on cloth diapers. The number of brands out there just blows me away! I had NO IDEA before I started all this research that it was such a lucrative business with high demands. Right now I’m looking into the possibility of making my own bamboo inserts for pocket diapers. It shouldn’t be too difficult; I just need to find the right fabric. Then again, if the fabric is as much for me to buy as it would to just get the insert…well, I’ll just get the insert, and save myself some work.
Annnnnnd he’s fussing… I’ll try sticking his paci in his mouth…
So far so good. He usually loses the paci within a few minutes though. And it’s gone. Okay, I guess that’s it for this post.
In conclusion…this is how my son SHOULD LOOK AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT!!!:
Well, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted. Nothing eventful has happened. The baby’s been his usual adorable but clingy self. Right now, he’s quite fussy. I’m looking forward to another month or two when he’s finally big enough to enjoy his walker and Jumperoo. I put him in the walker today, and he immediately did a face plant in the hard plastic toy bar at the front of the walker. Oops. That kid has a big, heavy head. The Jumperoo seems to work better for him, but he’s still too small to reach some of the toys and ends up extremely frustrated. Last night we bought the play tray for the Boppy, hoping that would keep him from falling forward. I don’t know why he does this, but every time I put him in the Boppy, he would keep leaning forward until he was practically out of it. I don’t know if he was going after his toes or what. So I tried with the play tray today, and he immediately started screaming. Nothing is a satisfactory substitute for mommy’s arms, apparently. Â
I discovered yesterday that our local Walmart is one of the few select stores that carries Mabu baby diapers. They’re basically an all-in-two cloth diaper. For around 30 bucks (if I remember correctly), you get two diapers, two washable inserts, two disposable inserts, and a few liners. Assuming they are good quality (and I have to check some more reviews), that’s a very good price for all-in-twos. Right now, I’m surfing on Amazon for a wet diaper pail liner. The baby’s fussing though, so we’ll see how that goes. He’s tired, but not sleeping.
I tried the jelly roll. In defense of the jelly roll…I don’t think I did it right. I also am not sure these diapers fit my son properly. He’s over 12 pounds and from some of the reviews I’ve read, that seems to be close to the largest size these OsoCozy infant prefolds can handle. If I can’t get them to work, I’m cutting them up and using them as cloth wipes.
That is all.