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.
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.
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!
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.