May 17, 2009

The Return of the Binkie....

So, I know you are probably tired of hearing about Brooke's binkie, but here's a quick update:

Brooke without binkie:
- Crying for 30+ minutes every night before falling asleep
- Requiring 10+ minutes of rocking before naps and bedtime and still crying herself to sleep
- Crying every day we dropped her off at daycare
- Only taking about 1 -1 1/2 hour naps
- Unusually attached to mommy or daddy, especially around other people

Brooke with binkie:
- About 2 minutes of rocking and asleep within minutes with no crying
- Not a single tear when dropped off at day care (instead, an exclamation as she walks away from daddy: "I'm happy!")
- Taking 2 - 2 1/2 hour naps
- Perfectly happy to leave mommy and daddy and play at new places

So, yes, we (or I should say I ) gave in...we gave her the binkie back. We have discovered though, that binkie = confidence and she is just so much happier with it. Even though she still NEVER asked for it, she was like a new child once she had it back. It never leaves her crib, but somehow knowing it's there helps her have confidence her whole day. So, you can say, "I told you so" Grandma (Barb) but we had to try and now we know...we will try again in another 6 months or so!


Jen said...

maybe we should all have a binkie!

Arianne said...

That's just what I was thinking, Jen!!

Barb said...

I'll never say "I told you so!" but sometimes grandmas know best.

Oliver said...

You should add the story about Brooke wanting to take a nap so she could be with her binkie!