Tuesday, December 19, 2006
What's a mama to do?
Snuggle Bug lying on his turtle in his reading corner.
So, I found Snuggle Bug in a precarious position late last night. Let me explain.
Each night, when I put Snuggle Bug to bed, he has to have "blankie" covering him. He loves it when I tuck it in around him tight. Blankie was made by one of my aunts. It's got his name and birthday embroidered on it. It has a matching pillow. It's a beautiful set and this past year Snuggle Bug has become quite attached to it.
Unfortunately, Snuggle Bug refuses to sleep with any other blanket. His room can get a bit chilly, even with the heater on, so I attempt to cover him with a warm quilt, on top of blankie. He'll have none of that! He shoves off the quilt, pulls blankie close to him and says, "Dis one!"
I've made it part of my bedtime routine to tiptoe into his room and put the warm quilt on him, after I know he's fast asleep and won't protest.
Last night, I tiptoed in his room and the first thing I noticed out of place was a diaper on the floor next to his crib. I picked it up and noticed it was slightly wet. I peeked over the side of his crib rail and what do you think I found?
There was Snuggle Bug, sleeping on his stomach, with his arms tucked under him and his legs drawn up close and his adorable baby bum sticking up. Oh, and did I mention he was naked as the day he was born! Not only that, he was sleeping on top of his blankie, not under it. His zippered footed sleeper was discarded at the far end of his crib.
I've started to call him my little "Houdini" because no matter what jammies I put him in, he can get out of them and often decides to take them off at some point during the night. Usually I find him sleeping in just his diaper, but occasionally, like last night, I find him totally naked.
Unfortunately, I had to wake him up as I put a new diaper on him and put his jammies back on. I couldn't just let him sleep naked in the crib, that might have caused problems.
So, how do I teach him not to take off his jammies and diaper at night? Any ideas?