Asher took his first independent steps yesterday. He took one step after he pushed his walker truck too far away from him, and I coaxed another one out of him later to show Daddy. But that has been the end of that. No more walking yet. He is a stubborn one.
Now I need a little advice on what to do about Asher's sleeping. So here's the deal. Before we moved, Asher was sleeping really well. Usually 8-10 hours without waking. Then he started teething. Then we moved. Then there were suddenly 3 older siblings in the house that made lots of noise. And it was summer so there was traveling and staying up late for everyone. All this equals sleep issues.
Now that school is back in session and we are all on a better schedule, Asher is starting to get on a better schedule too. We just had five days without the kids and we were able to get Asher to go sleep by 8 regularly. He even slept 12 1/2 hours straight the other night. It was glorious... minus the exploding boobs the next morning.
The issue I'd like some advice on is that Asher is a really light sleeper. He didn't have older siblings around for the majority of his first 10 months and didn't get used to sleeping in a noisy house. So now, whenever the kids are home and make any noise, which kids always do, he wakes up from his naps and early bedtime. It's really frustrating. We've tried putting a fan in his room but that didn't help.
Our only solution so far is to have the kids go bed early and just have quiet time for an hour. We tried it tonight and it seemed to work pretty well. I'm encouraged. But I don't know what to do about naps when they are here. Any suggestions?
And while you're at it, any tips on getting little ones to sleep during teething? We are on a break from it at the moment, but I'm sure another one will begin working its way out soon enough.