Abby loves her Woombie. We have used it since she was 2 months old and back then it was the only way she would sleep through the night. Now, she no longer sleeps though the night but she refuses to go to sleep without being in Woombie. This is not a good thing, she’s getting too big for the silly thing and I refuse to let her sleep in her crib while confined inside of it. I have tried little by little to help her adjust to sleeping without it during her naps, sometimes she’ll nap for 30mins other times she’ll scream as if I’m torturing her until I put her in it, then she’s out in a snap. With both of us being so sick here lately I didn’t enforce the change too much…until tonight. I decided earlier this week that on Friday night we were sleeping in our crib without woombie. I knew it would be difficult and I told hubby that I would stay up into the night working and tending to her while he got some sleep, then sometime in the early morning hours he could take over so I could rest. Not too bad of a deal since I have quite a bit of work to catch up on.
We got everything ready for her first night in her crib, I moved her duck duck humidifier to her room (she has to give duck duck kisses every night, its the duck humidifier by Crane) and made sure we had her lovie (yep, another duck duck lol) and sea horse. I did notice this week that her room is horribly quiet once her sea horse stops playing music, a little too quiet. She’s so use to my fan going all night and the slight noise it makes that I can tell she doesn’t like the complete silence (that’s okay, I can’t sleep in complete silence either…hence the reason for my fan). I’m hoping the humidifier will make enough noise for now while I try to find a good noise maker/sound soother for her room.
She went to bed later than usual…I think her daddy let her nap while I went to the store after we played outside. He says he didn’t but I’m not convinced lol. It did take awhile for her to calm down. She screamed and cried, we went in to gave her back her paci each time and to restart her sea horse if we needed to. She got extremely upset at one point and I even tried rocking her, all she wanted to do then was play with my hair. The problem has always been, if her arms are free she wakes herself up. I have a feeling its going to be a long night. She has cried out a few times but so far I have only had to go in once. I’m sure she will eventually wake up wanting her bottle (another horrible nightly habit we need to work on eliminating) but she’s doing better than I thought.
While I recommend the Woombie to anyone, I do warn against the little one getting attached to it. My little sweet pea is attached to her Woombie like most little ones are attached to a blankie or lovie. The Woombie was a lifesaver for us and in my opinion the best swaddle out there. My little houdini could get out of her blanket swaddles no matter what and after she once got the blanket bunched up around her neck I was done using those. Other swaddles were always too small for her but we knew we had to find something, she simply wouldn’t sleep with her arms free. When I came across Woombie one day I did alot of checking up on it for reviews/recalls/etc and although I didn’t find much about it, what I did find sounded great so I took the plunge and ordered one. The night we used it she slept through the night, I actually got up several times just to check on her just to make sure everything was okay. Her Woombie allowed her enough movement to still bring her little hands up under her chin but it eliminated the startle reflex that constantly woke her up. And while she could bring her hands to her chin and mouth, it kept her from being able to constantly rub her eyes and wake herself up. I call her my lil worm when she’s in woombie, she’s so cute! And while I don’t like the idea of her still being in it, I at least know that she has enough movement to prop herself up when she rolls over.
Here are a few pictures of her in her beloved Woombie:
I should probably get back to work while she’s quiet…she’s stirring so I’m not sure how much longer I have. I’ll let you know how night one of bye bye woombie goes 🙂