Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The way we sleep...

Madilyn is our sleeper. Always has been. She will sleep anytime, anywhere, and solid as a rock. We've always been able to keep her sleeping when we have transferred her (late nights leaving the grandparents). She was easy-peasy when it came to a big girl bed, I would just take away her pacifier if she got out, then to earn it back she had to stay in bed for 3 minutes or whatever. It took like 2 nights of that before she didn't get out of bed anymore. She's still awesome about it...
Recently she re-discovered a mask she received at Christmas time, and it has become an essential (less so now that the sun is going down a little earlier). So this is literally how she sleeps for naps and night time...hilarious.
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 This other child, however...
 Cheeky little devil
We tuck her in at night:
Paci-check, blanki-check, quilt-check, draco-dragon-pillow-check....
FAIL...

 We tried for 5+ nights, the standing next to her, just placing her back in when she got out. It took us 3 hours, 5 nights in a row before we decided it was time for another plan.
"Heck-no I'm not staying in this bed"
(first escape was about 2 months ago: Kira=20 months)

We decided to just have Madilyn sleep on our floor (cause remember she can) while we figured out a solution. Hence an empty mattress in the bed next door. We wedged it in front of the crib...

Suckas-I'll just climb out and around...
FAIL

Every time we thought we'd come up with a working solution...

It didn't work...

Plus she'd peek her head around the corner and be so stinkin' cute,
we'd laugh and lose all parental credibility for the night

Hence the invention (please no judging) of what she calls her:

"STUCK JAMMIES"

Please note they are footed pajamas with which I have taken the legs and SEWN them together.  (this particular pair happens to be sewn inside out, a serendipitous mis-hap, that makes it impossible for her to unzip/escape them. (shout out to Lanece if you're reading this)

Whose the sucker now?


We have been sleeping soundly for 1 and 1/2 months now...
Added bonus, she can't climb out of her bed in the morning and get into things, until we get her out. For the record we put her to bed most nights in regular pajamas and give her a chance to stay in her bed, then when she crawls out, we stick her in these. Some nights she's so tired she asks for them...It's like she needs something tying her down so she can get herself to relax and go to sleep.

We do have a big girl bed that we bought for her. It has been in the garage waiting until she had her shots before we tried to make the switch. Shots are done and this weekend it's time to upgrade. But I will miss the "stuck-jammies".

Any ideas on how to get her to stay in the big-girl-bed? I don't think Madilyn's Paci trick is going to work on this one...