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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep

Sleep and kids.

Do these two combos ever mix? Am I the only person in the world that struggles with their kids sleeping? What is wrong with my crazy kids?

These are the thoughts that go through my head every night when I put my kids to sleep. Austin was never a good sleeper and once he got into a good routine Charlotte showed up and threw a wrench into our schedule. We were headed nowhere fast and I had to do something to change it fast.

Our routine prior to purchasing a Dohm, was lay in Austin’s bed as I nursed charlotte to sleep then roll her off into bed with him. It took anywhere from 1 - 2 hours. Then I would sneak out only to hear Charlotte wake once more and nurse her down again.

sleeping baby

Enter the Dohm.

Talk about Heaven on Earth. This thing rocked our world, but in a good way. The first night it came in the mail I plugged it in and prepared myself for battle. I explained to Austin that being 3, he needed to be a big boy and fall asleep on his own. I stood in the hallway and watched as it wooed him into a deep sleep. He asked me to come in and kiss him once. That was it! 

Next was Charlotte who had NEVER slept in her crib. I nursed her, rocked her and rolled her in her crib. Out cold. I snuck out of the room and waited for chaos to erupt…1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour nothing. Eventually I got bored and went to bed. Charlotte woke up once to eat and went right back to sleep in her crib, Austin didn't wake till the next morning around 8 am. 

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When I say these things are miracles I am not lying. The price of the Dohm made me hesitant to purchase them at first, but now knowing how good they work, I think about all the sleepless nights they could have saved us from! My husband works crazy hours, and is forced to sleep during the day.  He uses it to drown out all the noise the kids make when he is trying to sleep. Check out my link here to find where you can purchase your own Dohm for baby. 

Dohm Sleep Machine

This is not a paid post and trust me I know we (My husband & I) created this monster by snuggling and smothering our kids to death at bedtime.  I am an affiliate  and I do make a small percentage from links, enough for a cheap bottle of wine to chug when my kids go to sleep but not enough to send them to college.  All that aside, I simply LOVE this product and felt as though I needed to share it with the rest of the world and when your kids start sleeping longer you will have a little more time for yourself. Check out my post on Self Love here

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18 Comments

  • Reply Bemissitymom

    Such great tips! I am having a hard time getting my baby to sleep at night.

    November 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply samantha

    This thing sounds great! 3 of my 4 kids are not good sleepers and take forever to fall asleep. I like that you said it worked wonderfully with your older child, not just the baby.

    November 29, 2017 at 6:25 am
  • Reply Jamie

    Oh thanks for the recommendation!! My children still don’t sleep at 1, 3, 6, and 9!!! Haha. Maybe one day- with a fab white noise machine!! <3 Jamie

    November 29, 2017 at 6:34 am
  • Reply Chandra @ Journey to Bravery

    We are big believers in white noise makers! But, we didn’t discover them until baby number 3 dangit and we missed out on 5 years of restful sleep. I will never get them back…:(

    November 29, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Ana

    Thanks for the tips!

    November 29, 2017 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Lacey

    Nice tips. Our sound machine saves our lives because we’ve got 2 kiddos.

    November 29, 2017 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Emily

    Get ready for a big eye roll….my baby sleeps so much! She started sleeping through the night when she was 6 weeks old. She is now 14 months and sleeps about 8 hours a night and takes two 45 minute naps during the day. However, I know my next one is going to be a rude awakening! There’s no way in hell that I’m going to luck out in the sleeping kid department twice, so I’ll refer back to this!! Hope it gets better for you!

    November 29, 2017 at 11:28 am
    • Reply Rosie

      So glad you had a easy one first time around!! I hope the second one is just as good of a sleeper <3

      November 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Shann Eva

    I’ve never heard of this machine before, but it sounds like it works great. We use music to get out twins to sleep, but they are always asking us to play it over again. If we got this machine, maybe they would just sleep! Thanks for the recommendation!

    November 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      WE used to do music too but that was the biggest problem! We kept having to make sure it would stay on or we would use our phones and they would be dead in the morning 🙂

      November 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Vaishali

    I love my white noise machine too… I have the Graco. I used it for my daughter and now my son. It’s on every single night and I can’t do without it!

    November 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Same! I can’t live without it now. It travels with us 🙂

      November 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Dasha

    Oh gosh, we have had this problem for a while. My daughter came into habit of waking up every hour all. night. long!!!! I was loosing my mind. Eventually I bought a sleep training course for mere pennies and it worked like a charm. So so grateful for those tips!

    November 29, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      What course did you purchase? I feel like I have mine on a pretty good routine but we all know how fast that can end!

      November 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Neha

    This is really helpful getting them to sleep is a task

    November 30, 2017 at 10:32 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Thanks <3

      November 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    We have a white noise machine, fan at the door, and baby music playing. Desperate parents for sleep!;). Do you think this is much better than a regular white noise machine? I still haven’t had a full nights sleep yet…

    December 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      I do! We had a basic white noise machine and it didn’t work. Inside of this one is two fans so it’s more of a airway noise. They fall asleep pretty quick with it and we run it all night. Good luck mama 💕

      December 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

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