Let me break it down for you.... I'll underline all of the sleep crutches we need to break.
Since forever, she has been sleeping in her crib with the mattress propped up and in a tucker sling (so she doesn't slide to the bottom of the crib) because she has reflux. One day her naps started sucking majorly (20 minutes long) and I heard about Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit- it was a lifesaver. Her naps got better but then her night time sleep got worse (waking up 4-5 times per night). So I've been transitioning to two naps instead of three. Now her night time sleep is good and her naps are so-so, I'll take it.
The issue is, we need to start breaking all of these sleep crutches. I can't really have a one year old strapped into her crib and smashed into a sleep suit that doesn't fit her, right? So, I started lowering the mattress a little bit at a time and she was doing fine, reflux wise. Today I got crazy and decided to lower the mattress all the way, take out the sling and put her in a sleep sack instead of the magic suit.....all hell broke loose and I am not over exaggerating. She screamed like someone was torturing her for 10 minutes, got herself stuck in a corner, and started kicking off the side of the crib hitting her head on the other side of the crib. Steve and I went in to rescue her and she wouldn't stop crying until we took her out of the room. I broke down and put the sling back in but left the mattress flat. 10 minutes later we put her down again, in her magic suit, strapped in her tucker sling. She cried for 5 minutes and then fell asleep.
Why does my child like to be strapped into her crib?? And how the hell do I do I break these last two sleep crutches??
Baby #2 will be an awesome sleeper, right???