Do you ever feel like whoever coined the phase "sleeps like a baby" must not have been around a baby...ever? Sure, babies sleep a lot during the day, but it's never for very long and getting them to sleep through the night is a chore. It was for me, anyway. Some people may be blessed with babies that sleep through the night from day one, but what about toddlers?
and lately he has been VERY particular about how we put him to sleep. First of all, you can't tell when he's tired. He doesn't start "winding down", he doesn't say he's ready for bed. The only indication is when he starts acting CaRaZy! He starts being completely unreasonable about everything. That means it's time for bed! Then he wants his blankie, his water, and he wants us to rock him until he goes to sleep. After that, you have to veeeery carefully lay him in his bed. If he wakes up a little you have to pat/rock him in the bed until he goes back to sleep. If he wakes up enough, you have to pick him back up and hold him for a while longer because he stretches out his little arms and says "uh! uuuuuuuuh!!! hold!" until you pick him up. Then, when he's finally asleep, you've got to sneak out and shut the door and hope he won't wake up again and start hysterically crying because you're not there.
I recently gave Lucas a zyto scan, and Endoflex came up as his number one oil. It reminded me of when I use Endoflex. If I feel stressed and overwhelmed, I take a few deep breaths from the bottle and I can feel the calmness moving over my body. I decided to put the bottle next to Lucas' bed.
We had been out at Pops' house all night and he was super tired, but wouldn't fall asleep in the car. He had eaten a bunch of stuff that isn't good for him while he was there: a popsicle, sixlets, reese's, etc. so I know that's part of the reason he was being restless. He kept saying things like "I hungry" but didn't want anything we tried to give him. When we got home, he was throwing fits and being a cranky tired baby, in general. That's the sign that it's bed time. I told him, "okay, it's time for bed!" and brought him upstairs. He struggled to get free the whole time, and kept saying "down down!" in his whiney voice. So, I held the open bottle of Endoflex under his nose. He stopped fighting and took 5 deep breaths! I rocked him for a bit and laid him in bed. He was not asleep at this point and he did not have his water. I said "Ni-night Lucas!" and he said "Ni-night Mommy" and I left and shut the door. And he went to sleep. Without crying. All night.
Surely it's a fluke, right? So, I did it at nap time the next day, same thing! Bed time the next night, same thing!!! AND he slept in an HOUR past when he usually wakes up! Nap time the next day, same thing, and he took a 3 hour nap!!! Okay, this Endoflex + Lucas thing is definitely working in my favor! Endoflex supports your adrenals, which control how you respond to stress, so I can see why it's helping him. He must be all worked up before bed and have a hard time switching into "calm" mode. So, by supporting his endocrine system, it's helping to get him in a calm, stress free, state. Perfect! And I LOVE that it works just by him smelling it, too! If Endoflex is about $0.09 a drop, how much do the vapors cost?! And I don't have to worry about him becoming dependent on it, because essential oils aren't habit forming. Wahoo for sleeping babies! Until next time,
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