The Tent Trials: Day Three
And so the trials continue…..
Last night was pretty unsettled. Although the Babe settled OK, we heard grizzles at around 8:30pm. And then on and off til 10pm. Armed with a few ounces of milk I went in to see what the problem was.
In answer to my question of “what’s up darling?”, the Babe replied: “bed”.
“Oh no…..!!!!” I thought “My plan has back-fired; she hates the bed and we won’t be able to go away with our friends!” But then she also said “foot”. I fiddled around with the sleeping back in the general foot area, and freed her feet a little, maybe? It seemed to do the trick as she settled in my arms, after a quick slug of milk and drifted off to sleep. She did wake as I put her back on her mattress. (Why do they always do that?! ) But a quick “night night, it’s sleepy time” seemed to do the trick, and we both fell asleep in our own beds (travel cot).
Around 2-3am there was more low-level grizzling. I went in. Quickly sung one of our bedtime songs and told her “night night”. She settled again OK. She actually slept til 7am-ish, though I think there were murmurs around 6am when I showered.
But I decided that maybe she was uncomfortable – the mattress of the cot is a little thin. So first thing this morning I embarked on ‘Operation Comfort’, which has a ring of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ meets ‘Goldilocks’ about it:
Having realised that the real cot mattress on its own was not safe, and now believing the travel cot mattress to be too thin, I came up with the idea of having the real cot mattress in there, with the travel cot mattress folded into three and wedged in the gap to create a psuedo-buffer/bumper. Perfect!
Or so I thought.
Whilst folding up the travel cot mattress, what should stare me straight in the face but:
Not being able to put this warning out of my head, I did what any mother does and jumped straight on to Google. A quick trawl of the product reviews provided a solution – a blanket or duvet underneath the cot to provide some extra padding
But the folded-up adult double duvet was just too thick.
So we were on to Option Five: The sleeping bag.
It’s ‘just right’ – I think we’re on to a winner. The hood part is folded under at the head end, give a slight tilt to the mattress, which is good at we all have slight colds. It’s certainly nice and padded to give a bit of extra comfort tonight. And the feet part which sticks out is thin enough to fit under the wardrobe. Teddy certainly seems to like it!
So more insanity and parent craziness in my never-ending quest to ‘get it right’!!!
Fingers crossed for a peaceful night tonight……
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