Well, tonight we made a big move – we put the girls into their own beds in their OWN room!
I had wanted to wait until the girls were sleeping through the night consistently, but alas, that hasn’t happened yet. Eva DID sleep through the night last night – YAY!- so we are close, but I am hoping that maybe moving them to their own room will help them sleep through the night.
When looking at safe sleep tips for a baby’s first year, Alberta Health Services recommends that you wait to move your child to another room until they are six months old, which is how old the girls are now.
Other important tips to remember when you put your baby into their own room is no bumpers, heavy blankets, or pillows in the crib. MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO LOOSE THREADS IN THE CRIB. I will never forget waking up one morning and finding some ribbon that had frayed wrapped around Jack. I swear he has little angels watching over him, because he was totally fine. But, just something to you need to remember to look for.
Today we set up the second crib we were waiting for so that we could get both girls into their room at the same time. Jarrett and I had fun because we got to go shopping for accessories to help keep the girls entertained and asleep when in their room. We LOVE shopping for kids stuff, and it always gives us an excuse to look at the toys afterwards.
After trial and error with Jack, we have learned that sound really seems to help babies sleep better. So, of course, we had to get a new sound machine since we still use Jack’s in his room as a night light. He now sleeps through the night without sound, but when he was a baby, we really found it helped keep him asleep.
Our other big purchase was another mobile. We have one up with a light projection and sound, and Jack and the girls LOVE watching it. So, of course we had to get another one for the second crib. The cool thing about this second one, is that I can control it from my smart phone… what is the world coming to!? Never thought I would have such a high tech gadget for my babies room, but I find as a parent there are things that you think, and then reality. You will notice this is a common theme that arises in my life.
So, we have our gadgets, we have reviewed our safety procedures… now, stay tuned for what happens next!