We have made some curious observations about our offspring’s sleeping habits. During the night he turns around in his bed. And he turns like crazy. Turning is not the right word, spinning would be more accurate. I’ve read about parents who are amazed their kid turns 180 degrees during the night. Daniel must be some kind of freak because he does 540 degrees before he’s even asleep. That’s right. Before even falling asleep.
He goes to sleep facing one direction. Half hour later I check on him and he’s done an 180 already. Next check-up time he’s sleeping across his bed which is kind of weird since it’s only 65 cm. (25") across and Daniel is 87 cm. tall. This goes on all night. And I don’t even know how many laps he does in between. But he sleeps really well. 7.30 Pm to 7.30 AM, and only occasionally wake up after a nightmare. Lately it seems like the spinning has decreased somewhat and he’s definitely sleeping heavier. He seems to love the corners and sides though. He likes to have his head touching something. It’s most often squeezed into a corner in a position that looks incredibly uncomfortable. I’m wondering if he feels more comfortable this way because it fells like mommy or daddy is there?
My mother always tell me to cover him with a thick blanket. Yeah right. How? Putting the cover on him is no problem but Daniel will be on top of it after a few minutes, even if he’s asleep. He does not like to have his body under a thick blanket, regardless of room temperature. Not even when we went camping and night time temperatures were down to 8 degrees (46 F). How can I keep the cover on him when he turns 1080 degrees during the night??? This is not a problem during the warm summer months but during the winter it’s cooler during the night. Yes we do have heating thank you very much but it’s still cooler during the night. Daniel has been sick very few times so far, knock on wood, and we would like to keep it that way.
The solution so far is a pajama with long sleeves and full length bottom. And a small blanket on top. It’s not a "real" blanket, more like on one these small "receiving" blankets. We figure if the blanket is thin he won’t even know hes covered. There is no point even reaching for a blanket until Daniel has slept for a couple of hours. I usually wake up a few times during the night and then try to cover him. This is a challenge since it’s dark in the room and I’m incredibly nearsighted. I could end up covering Daniel or the tricycle in the corner, they look the same at 3 AM without glasses or contacts.
We’re ecstatic that he’s sleeping so well but would like him getting used to a blanket. Does anyone have any similar experiences? Anyone else with a wild spinning offspring?
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