Anyone else’s children climb in their bed in the middle of the night and then spread themselves out with their feet on your face…
Sometimes I also get to sleep in the double bed in my baby’s room… Lucky me – not! We put a double bed in her room for when guests visit and then pushed it up against the wall so its safe for the baby to sleep (stay awake) in.
- Have lots of pillows otherwise yours will get ‘acquired’ by the bed invader.
- Sleep with your arm over your face so that kicking feet don’t break your nose.
- Remove heavy objects from the bed – chances are these will be found and used to wake you up.
- Keep lights, more specifically light switches, faaaaar out of reach.
- Get a long long duvet / comforter / blanket to cover your face when the light switch is found and used to simulate a disco.
- Keep a jersey and warm pants in arms length so you can keep warm when all the blankets are unceremoniously kicked off.
- Rid yourself of anything remotely interesting – earrings, necklace, jersey with a zip – these will become objects of desire and reasons to stay awake.
- Cover clocks and hide watches so you don’t know that you’re wide awake at 4am after being kicked in the face.
- Keep your eyes closed, just keep your eyes closed. If you open one eyelid the day would have started 🙂
Best of luck!!