I am a creature of habit, methodical and pragmatic. I do not like change or to switch things up, which, coincidentally, is exactly what I hear about babies also. I particularly don’t like change when it relates to you. You have become a regular, sleep through the night baby. It is wonderful. We have a proven routine, and I like to think that the routine is part of the reason you’re sleeping so well. And of course, the routine even extends into your sleepwear, your sleep sack, your little lovie you take to bed, and the sleep sheep softly ushering you to sleep with soothing sounds.
But, you keep getting bigger and bigger, and you’re outgrowing your pj’s. To date you’ve always worn footed pj’s to bed. Even now that we’re clearly in the throes of summer, I couldn’t imagine breaking from tradition and putting you to sleep in something different, so I instead switched to a lighter weight sleep sack. But, you’re still outgrowing your pj’s, and I cannot find any footed pj’s anywhere. It seems that no baby, sized 12-18 months, wears footed pj’s to bed in the summer. All I can find are shorts and top combos, or one pieces that are shorts. I just worry you’ll be cold. And not sleep through the night! And everything with your perfect sleep routine will fall apart. Ok, that’s a bit dramatic, but it is a potential risk I suppose.
So, I shopped this weekend on a mission to find something for you to sleep in. And again, I could not find any footed pj’s. So, I bought a pants and long-sleeved top pj combo, figuring we’ll give it a try. I washed it and we put it on you tonight. And you didn’t sleep! Maybe I’m reading into this, and maybe you didn’t feel well, but you were up, and fussy, from 10 pm until 2 am. Finally, around midnight, we took off the new pj’s and put on old ones, hoping that the pj swap would get you to sleep. It didn’t fully work.
I’m not sure what was going on, but I haven’t been brave enough to try the new pj’s since. For the time being you’re wearing too-small footed sleepers, and I’m on a hunt for some that will fit.