Hi Lovely readers , happy Saturday. How are you doing ? I am doing good , it’s so cold in the morning and we don’t feel like getting up from bed isn’t ? Yesterday I took Anshika to my office. I was surprised at her behavior – the brat behaved like a silent lamb there giving me I -will-cry-anytime-pick-me-up-mamma looks all the time. My colleagues all were excited to see her for the first time , but she gave strange looks to all of them and avoided them completely. Well kids isn’t ? We can’t predict them. Okay today’s post is about why my daughter got up frequently at night.
Well if you follow my posts , you might know that I had weaned Anshika completely off breastfeeding at 1.5 years. From then she started having a god night sleep of 8-9 hours (touchwood). But these days Anshika has started getting up at night like 2-4 AM and cries. The reasons I got were – hungry / cold/ heat due to layered dressing / wet diaper / mosquitoes.
Hungry not a possibility as I make sure she has a good balanced dinner. Cold no way she is well clothed in night suits and socks . Heat no way too as she is in a comfortable night suits meant for winters. Mosquitoes , no-no as I am using a good mosquito repellent. The remaining one yes wet diaper was the one who stole my daughter’s sleep.
So yesterday when she woke up at 2 AM, I decided to check her diaper. Oh my I was surprised to see a very heavy diaper that too like ice-cold. No wonder she felt cold there and lost her sleep. I make it a point to put on fresh diaper for her just before putting her to sleep, but within 2-3 hours it weighs equivalent to a 1/2 kg cold sack :(.
I felt sad and guilty. I should have checked my daughter’s diaper when she cried the previous night too. Hmmm. So yesterday I woke up and changed her diaper. She slept peacefully till 9 AM today :). Ask me how happy I am :):)
So if your baby / kid is having sleepless nights or interrupted sleep these days, make sure you check these things out . Hunger – Cold – Heat – Mosquitoes and yeah Wet Diapers !! Babies and kids urinate more frequently in winters and thus lose body heat quickly.
Happy weekend , catch you tomorrow with another post. Till then its mamma mia :):)