Dummy or not to Dummy?

Before having children I was one of those people who used to think ‘I will never give my child a dummy’. Well……. Benjamin loves his dummy during his day sleeps and more recently I have caved in and given it to him at night as well. We are trying not to use it out of the cot at all. But why why why did I hold out on giving him a dummy at night for so long. I worried about it for months and got up two, three and sometimes four times in the night (especially when teething). I have had the most amazing sleep at night since he has the dummy. The past week he has been sleeping from 7.15pm to 7.15am. We even had a lovely sleep in until 7.45am. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not a morning person. So thank you to the dummy and thank you to my little man!! To all those non dummy users out there who are getting up at night…… convert and get some sleep!

Ben Laughs at Waving Washer

Belinda is waving a washer around in the air. Apparently Ben found this funny.
He is easily amused and it’s hard not to laugh along (which of course we do). This tricks you into thinking the whole baby thing is also easy.
Looking back now I know we were very lucky (especially after talking to other parents), but it sure didn’t seem that way at the time.