Ode to sleep training – Hey Rubz

See these helpful Sleep Charts that tell you how long baby should be asleep? Ignore them. Full of rubbish.
See these helpful Sleep Charts that tell you how long baby should be asleep? Ignore them. Full of rubbish.

A tune inspired by epic Sleep Wars when trying to train RJ to fall asleep on her own, sans sleep props. This is not a sleep training article and contains no advice/ methods/ sharing.

Context: She’s never been a good sleeper, especially in the day time. Once, when she was 3 weeks old, she stayed awake for 12 hours straight with no naps! That’s shocking for a newborn who is supposed to sleep for up to 18 hours a day!

Currenly at 4months + naptime is still a challenge. She is learning to transition from being fed/ rocked/ carried to sleep, to being able to fall asleep on her own.

Here’s to hoping we’ll see more success, soon…

Hey Rubz

(Sung to the tune of Hey, Jude)

Hey Rubz, don’t make it bad
Take a sad time and make it better
Remember to slow down your heartbeat
Then you can start to sleep better
Hey Rubz, don’t be afraid
You were made to fall asleep on your own
The minute you let your eyes close
Then you begin to fall asleep better

And anytime you feel the strain, hey Rubz, refrain
Don’t stay awake until you’re over tired
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making sleep a little harder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Hey Rubz, don’t let me down
You’re rubbing your eyes, now go and sleep
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So cry it out and sleep in, hey Rubz, begin
You’re waiting for someone to put you to sleep
And don’t you know that it’s just you, hey Rubz, you’ll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah yeah

Hey Rubz, don’t make it bad
Take a sad time and make it better
Remember to let yourself drift into sleep
Then you’ll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh

Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz

Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Rubz [fade out]

 

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