Not Alone

If any of you are in the same boat as me, then I apologize in advance. It is one of the hardest parts of parenting you can never be fully prepared for. My brand new baby boy was brought home from the hospital, and 3 days into it I felt like the worst parent on the earth. I could not make him happy, or feed him properly, and sleeping was the worst. He would maybe fall asleep for 30 minutes and then be up crying for something that I was not sure of so I could not fix. As much as my loving husband offered to watch him at night it would be pointless since I have to feed every 2 hours, so we would both be up for no reason. Well another week in and I was at my wits end. I had no idea what to do or where to go. My baby was not sleeping and all I could think was that I was failing him as a parent. That is when my sister came in and told me I was not alone. Every first time parent has the moment of panic and sleep deprivation where they feel like they are not doing what the child needs most. She also told me holding him so much actually hurt and made him dependent on my arms to fall asleep. She recommended I get a cradling swing by Ingenuity Inlighten to change that.

At first I was unsure of the point of the swing. I thought if I was just going to try and transition him away from my arms I will just put him in his bed and let him be. However, I began to read what cradling swings actually offer and immediately understood. The swing made the motion of being held. The swing would hold their snug blanket and surround them like they would be if they were being held. It also had a soft motion of rocking so the child would again think they were in the parent’s arms. This way I could watch my child fall asleep, and maybe even get some sleep myself at night! What a wonderful thought.

I used my Ingenuity Inligthen swing for a few days, and I felt like a new woman. I was awake and vibrant for the day and not on edge as much (I think my husband was the happiest.) If any of you are where I was and are unsure of what to do, then look into a cradling swing. I know that every child is different and it might not be the case for you, but it is worth a look in my opinion.