Monday, October 24, 2011

Today's irrational fear

Little E was diagnosed with Eczema at the doctor.

Apparently, it is exacerbated by sweating and hotness. With the drop in temps, I've been putting him in fleece jammies and a sleep sack.  This coupled with the heat did a number on his skin.  The kid has sensitive skin in general (see Please don't judge me), but I've never seen it this bad.

The doctor told me to put him back in cotton jammies and just a blanket, not a sleep sack.

STOP THE PRESSES!  Little E can use a blanket?

He'll be 15 months at the end of this week, but I still have this crazy, irrational fear that he is going to wrap his head up in the blanket and suffocate.

Tell me I'm being crazy.  I really try not to be crazy mom. I'm shooting more for the relaxed and chilled mom type.

In fact, I don't even have a baby monitor.  So even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to watch Little E smother himself with his sweet little rocket ship themed blanket.

After a 30 minute fight with myself, I took the plunge and gave him the blanket.  Little E is sleeping now.  I'll definitely be in to check on him to make sure he didn't make a Little E burrito out of himself and his blanket.

To make me feel a little better, I'd love for you to share your irrational parenting fears.  Thanks, readers!
This really doesn't have much to do with my blog, I'm just fascinated that someone wrapped their baby up like a burrito.  Why didn't I think of this?

2 comments:

  1. So you don't feel like a terrible mommy...Jayden sleeps with at least 2 blankets and insisted on holding his sleepsack tonight...he also has a stuffed monkey, froggy "Lovey" and a singing seahorse...all in his crib...I own a fancy video monitor that I now turn off at night so that he doesn't disturb me...:)

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  2. So basically it is a party in his crib. Big E has 6 friends, 2 blankets, and a pillow. I know Little E will be fine, I just need to get over it.

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