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Since My Baby Pajamas is going to start blogging about sleep and our children, I decided to do some more research online and I came across something very interesting, Top Baby Sleep Myths.  It’s a list about the most common misconceptions and sleeping babies.   I know we all have fallen in the trap to some of them or maybe all of them.   I mean we are only human and sometimes parents try anything to get and keep their baby to sleep.   Here are a couple of my favorite:

Myth #4 : Rice cereal before bedtime will help my baby sleep longer.  Hunger is typically not the cause of sleep problems after 3 to 4 months of age. I know for a fact that my husband and I tried this one with our youngest son.   He was tongue-tied and had a hard time sucking from a bottle.  He would get tired trying to suck and could not finish his bottle.  So at around  11 or  12 weeks old we tried putting rice cereal in his bottle.  It didn’t help at all!  What helped was getting his tongue released (a small cut the doctor makes under his tongue) which they did around 4 months of age.

Myth # 6:  It’s easier to sleep-trian an older baby.  The longer a habit is reinforced, the harder it is to break. Habits are hard to break no matter who you are or how old you are.   Most adults have a caffeine habit, we get up in the morning and we say to our kids, “please just let me have a cup of coffee first”.   A lot of us are guilty of this one.   My husband gets up every morning and turns on the coffee maker before doing anything.   I must confess I don’t drink coffee but I have one diet coke a day for my caffeine.   If I do not get my caffeine I am not a pleasant person.   Just ask anyone in my family.   I would love to break this habit but it’s been a on going habit for years.  It’s just not happening!  Trust me, I have tried.  Or maybe I just don’t want to give it up.  🙂   Now try to tell a 3 or 4 year old it’s time to start sleeping through the night.  It’s going to be a fight.  Why not teach them early in life to sleep and enjoy sleep.

You can check out all the myths here :  http://family.go.com/parenting/article-mm-178734-top-10-baby-sleep-myths-t/

Which one is your favorite?

Be sure to check out all the sale pajamas we have right now.   Also, we received all of our Skivvydoodles Short Pajamas for boys and girls.


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I have something to confess to you all-I LOVE SLEEP AND SO DO MY KIDS!  Plus, my friends used to call me General, Sergeant, Sleep Nazi etc. I think you get the idea.  This all started when I gave birth to my oldest son (who is now 10 years old and can still sleep a 12 hour night).   My husband and I wanted our children to sleep and to learn to sleep in their own beds.  That’s not too much to ask, right?

Rewind to 1999: I was pregnant for the first time and did not want to give up my sleep. Selfish??   Some will say yes and some will say no.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  My opinion was, I wanted my child to sleep.  Everything I read said that children that were good sleepers were smarter, less sick and a happier child.  I started to read books about teaching a child to sleep.   I read many!!  Some of the ones that I read and re-read were “The No Cry Sleep Solutions” by Elizabeth Pantley, “Secrets of the Baby Whisperer” by Tracy Hogg , “Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition : How Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Jodi Mindell PhD and finally “Baby Wise” By Gary Ezzo.  After reading many books, I decided to take things I liked out of all the books and make my own recipe for sleep.   Plus, I wanted something that would work for our family. The main thing I learned: Routine, Routine, Routine!!

Routine was the foundation for teaching my kids to sleep.  They woke up at the same time everyday, had a feeding schedule during the day, napped at the same time and went to bed at the same time everyday.  Rain or shine!  Our bedtime routine was the same every night: bath, pj’s and then book.   This bedtime routine is still a constant factor in my 4 1/2 years old day.  With this bedtime routine is where I fell in love with pajamas( but I will talk about that in another post).

Teaching your baby (kids) to sleep is definitely a controversial subject.  There is no right or wrong answer, it’s what works best for your family that is important.   My Baby Pajamas Blog will be starting weekly sleep tips for babies, toddlers, and kids.  We would love to hear from you and what works or worked for your family.

My Baby Pajamas believes every child deserves a good night sleep(with of course some comfy pajamas from mybabypajamas.com).

Sleep Tight…Sleep Stylish!


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Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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