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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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New Year, New Sleeping Habits??

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I am saying this in very hushed tones but do you remember those sleeping problems we might have mentioned once or twice last year? Well *whispers* we "may" have cracked it!

I vaguely remember a time when people would look at the little one and say "she is always sleeping" and I would smile that smug new mom smile.

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But then that gorgeous little baby decided that sleep was for the weak.

We have looked at behaviour, routine, "training" (I don't like that word), more sleep, no sleep but ultimately comfort is what won the day. It was beginning to drive me a little insane, the constant waking in the middle of the night and the regular "third" person in our bed, wanting snuggles from Mommy or lying across Daddy like she did when she was little.

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I am not adverse to co-sleeping but I am not a massive fan of sleeping with a child that resembles a star fish! She has a tendancy to push her arms and legs out to the furthest point possible which was clearly waking her in her cot so she would come into our cozy bed with its memory foam mattress. Ridiculous as it sounds, she clearly wanted a bed with no sides. 

So she has a bed, a quilt and a pillow and guess what? We have a happy sleeping toddler! I have always loved my bed and I hope that she will too, especially when I have shown her beds fit for a princess!

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As for those who use the term "sleep like a baby", I am quite convinced they have never actually had one!

 

Disclaimer : This post was brought to you in association with Carpetright, who I was surprised to learn do much more than carpets! All thoughts and non sleeping toddlers are our own.

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  1. This actually I find interesting. My daughter is incredibly bad at sleeping and wakes up a lot while her two brothers sleep like logs! I'm just wondering whether it could be the fact that she's trapped in the cotbed. May have to swallow my trepidation and convert it to the bed and see what happens!

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  2. My 5 year old still co-sleeps with me from 4ish in the morning.She never had anything but my bed until she was 2 1/2 when she went into a cot bed.

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  3. Amy is getting with her sleep. She used to wake up up to 10-12 times a night when she was around 18 months and it was just soul destroying. She's so much better now x

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  4. Isn't it bliss when you finally start to get some decent sleep? Although it makes me start to think about having another baby, slap me quick!

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  5. Like me, my children are fidgets in bed so the idea of sharing a bed with them is my idea of a nightmare.

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  6. Ohh yeah we had a bit of starfish sleeping last night too. Somehow she managed to turn herself 180 degrees and kick me full on in the face!

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