A fellow blogger buddy of mine is expecting a baby and of late her blog has been filled with discussions of nursery decor, baby clothes, strollers…you get the drift. Recently, she blogged about how the baby would mostly be asleep the first couple of months, and I ended up getting flashbacks of the snubnose when she was at that age.
I wish I could say that she was the most peaceable baby I know, but unfortunately, the reality was the complete opposite. She was a cranky, restless sleeper, and within a week of her arrival our house had turned into a literal ghost land. We removed the doorbell, TV was off, pressure cooker noises caused the most angry yells.
And yes, she wanted some kind of motion all the time. Her most peaceful naps occurred in the car, when we were driving her around town, and we soon learned that nap time = car time. Thankfully, I have a huge family who volunteered to take turns carrying her around in the car. And even then, heaven help us, if there was a traffic jam, or a red light…
The doctors had a term for this – colic. Theoretically, the idea was that she might have had some stomach ache/gas issues. However, she continued feeding well, gaining rapidly, and hitting all early childhood milestones. Her crying also was not the agonized cries of a child in discomfort, but more of an angry yell.
Our theory is that she simply got used to the long commutes that I had during my pregnancy, and she wanted the same setup after she was born as well .
So, recently when I came across this article talking about a cot that mimics the motion of a car, I just couldn’t help thinking Genius idea! If only this had been available 5 years ago