Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Monday, October 01, 2007

he didnt get that memo

So seems in all ads and emails from baby places and even in books - getting your baby into a night time routine helps them. Understand that and we change him and darken room and tell him a wee story - right now doesnt matter so much the words as he loves looking at faces and smiling.

However they also say that a bedtime bath helps relax your baby for sleep. The wee man obviously hasn't got that memo... He screams blue murder and gets all wound up. So not so much on the night time bath. He's more a wipe me down with cotton balls and wipes when I'm not looking and we'll pretend thats the bath... He's actually not that bad in baby bath - screams about a 4 out of 10. Its the stripping and afterwards the dressing that he yells loudest.

Our friend had a wee baby girl who's so so dainty compared to our lad. She was yelling and its a small wee cry - more of a whimper than even a mild shout. Her Mum said yep thats her cry - myself and my Mum who was visiting with me looked at her and laughed. Sinead's wee lad cry could strip wallpaper my Mum proudly declared...

Maybe the memo re relaxing baths is stuck in mail or was given to some other baby by mistake...


At 8:53 AM, Blogger Angoraknitter said...

My son didn't like bath all that much either. But the two girls always love it.


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