Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Last night, Island Boy slept through the night for the first time since we've been home. I have to credit 2 things for this pleasure:

1) A strictly enforced minimal napping and sleep schedule during the previous two days (as painful as that was on all of us to implement) and
2) a switch from disposable diapers to cloth.

That second one was the major breakthrough and may need some explaining...you see, we had been using Seventh Generation disposable diapers (better for the environment than regular disposables) during our travel. Yesterday, we finally made the switch to cloth (for a healthier baby and a better environment) - specifically to BumGenius cloth diapers. These diapers are just as easy to use as disposables and they are SUPER absorbent, so even when baby gets wet, he doesn't feel wet - thus, he is able to sleep comfortably through the night and theoretically, Mommy and Daddy can too. Hallelujah! They also happen to be kind of cute and, I'm sure, much more comfy to wear than plastic.

(No, I do not work for BumGenius, nor am I receiving any compensation for this post, so seriously...go buy some!!)


mly95014 said...

Welcome Home! So glad that you and your husband and Island Boy are settling in.

Thanks for the Bum Genius Recommendation - will check it out. I am a HAI mom (Orinda office) who just received the referral of our baby boy at SLC. My husband and I are also first time parents and we are trying to soak in as much information as possible.

All the best,

Andy & Rebecca said...

Congrats on your little man sleeping through the night!! Hooray!! You guys sound like old pros at this parenting thing. :)

ppms said...

Sleep training is painful but essential. Your son will eventually be happier for it as well.