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Born to be wild: Baby Magic

If you’re a regular reader here, you know that Kara entered this world with a colicky-bang.

From day one, she’s been not only an incredibly beautiful little blessing, but also our little wild child, particularly when compared to the mellow personality of her older brother.

Colic is no joke, and if you’re a parent who has endured it with one or more of your children you know exactly what I mean. There were moments during the peak of Kara’s colic when my husband and I seriously questioned exactly how much hearing damage we had suffered!

Up until the past two weeks I was seriously beginning to wonder if she was ever going to chill enough to sleep through the night.

I laugh about this now, but we were actually so sleep deprived in this house that we took those rare moments when Kara napped VERY seriously. We even went so far as to send a mass email to our friends and family that read:

Dear friends and family. While we love you, and would love to hear from you, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don’t ring our doorbell or call our home phone. The baby might be sleeping, and honestly, we might have to kill the next person who messes that up. XO.

However, like all the chaotic phases that babies go through, we’re finally starting to see a light at the end of this long and sleepless tunnel.

I’ve been enforcing a new bedtime routine that includes evening nursing, a snack, a warm bath and then about 20 minutes of quiet play time before putting Kara in her crib.

Baby Magic: Magical Madness Moms

I recently received samples of Baby Magic’s Original Baby Scent Gentle Baby Lotion and Soft Baby Scent Hair and Body Wash, and these products have been a big part of Kara’s new bedtime routine.

About Baby Magic

Did you know, Baby Magic baby products have been around since 1951? My mom told me that this was her baby care brand of choice when I was a baby. When she closed her eyes and inhaled the scent in Kara’s hair, I could almost see her going back in time to memories of bathing her own children.

Baby Magic products are safe and gentle. Products are hypoallergenic, paraben free, phthalate free and all packaging is BPA free. I also love that Baby Magic is made in the United States.

What I love most about Baby Magic is the scent. It is delicate and sweet, just like my baby. Kara has been sleeping so much better at night, I know that this soothing part of her routine is helping.

For the past 10 months since my wild child entered the world, I’ve been pretty much 100% against the idea of having a third baby. I mean… whoa! She’s a handfull.

Of course, now that she’s suddenly SLEEPING? Well… who knows. I might just be crazy enough to do this whole crazy thing one more time. Did I just say that?

Magical Madness Mom

I’m really excited to announce that I will be posting with more tidbits about Baby Magic products in the coming months as an official Magical Madness Mom. See that cute little pink button in my sidebar? Yay!

Enter to win

Dear Moms: did any of your children have a bit of a wild side like my daughter, or were they mellow like my son? Leave a comment to how you tamed (or dealt with) their wild side for a chance to receive the same Baby Magic products mentioned above, Original Baby Scent Gentle Baby Lotion and Soft Baby Scent Hair and Body Wash. Giveaway has ended.

I am a compensated Baby Magic, Magical Madness Moms ambassador. Opinions are as always, genuine, and my own.

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  1. November 14, 2012 @ 10:20 am
    APRIL BAKER

    My son still does not sleep through the night at 15mos. I cant do the CIO thing and love to cuddle but my sleep is soooooo gone LOL i would not trade him for the world though.

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  2. November 14, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    both of mine, a boy and a girl, were both on the mild side ;.)

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  3. November 14, 2012 @ 10:22 am
    Katie Knapp

    My oldest son was pretty wild…he did not have colic, but he cried a lot!! I rocked him a lot at night when he was a baby… he’s now 11 LOL but it was one of the harder times in my marriage. It put us both to the test, and was very hard to deal with a baby that constantly cried. My youngest child was a super good baby. We didn’t have any crying issues with him at all.

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  4. November 14, 2012 @ 10:23 am
    julie lear

    I dealt with my WILD child daughter as a baby by several different ways . A warm bath with lavender really helped , but taking a ride in the car around the neighborhood helped too . The constant motion soothed her i guess .

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  5. November 14, 2012 @ 10:23 am
    Amara

    I have a 2 and a half week old, and I can already tell she will have a feisty personality, unlike her 4 and a half year old sister. My newborn is impatient and doesn’t like to wait, whereas my older daughter was much more mellow!

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  6. November 14, 2012 @ 10:26 am
    diane king

    my daughter is more on the wild side and my son is more mellow.

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  7. November 14, 2012 @ 10:26 am
    veda poff otto

    I have am 18 year old that was tame. I have a five year old with ADHD, but we deal with it without medication. I also have a 1 year old the doesn’t sit still, but sleeps thru the night. Now I am pregnant with my last child due around Christmas, and I am a bit nervous about having two kids close in age. By the way they are all boys. I just try to keep them entertained at all times, so we don’t have bad days.

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  8. November 14, 2012 @ 10:27 am
    Sue

    I have five children but my wild one is now five years. To tame him, he just needs about 100 pieces of anything and he gets busy. You name it, 100 cards, 100 pieces of confetti, 100 scraps of paper…for some reason his mind works this way. He’s very creative. (btw 100 is arbitrary…he just likes a lot of anything…)

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  9. November 14, 2012 @ 10:29 am
    Brooke

    My daughter was/is a wild child! Also entering the world with the colicky bang. As a baby, bathtime was a method we used to aid in soothing. Riding in the carseat on the washer was also something we did often as the motion would lull her to sleep. But cuddling has always played the most crucial role in the calming down. Even now, at preschool age, she can snuggle up in my lap and you can feel her tensions melt away. Its not always easy but to get her to slow down and sit with me but its rewarding to know that my hugs still have a calming effect.

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  10. November 14, 2012 @ 10:30 am
    rochelle haynes

    I just tried to deal with it until they went through it and then we were good to go .be patience with them and they will quiet down.

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  11. November 14, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Fortunately both my sons were pretty mellow. However, my oldest son had a rough start with a bad heart, he was very ill the first six months of his life and there were many sleepless nights and days until his first surgery. He is doing very well now thanks to a heart transplant when he was 12 yrs.old. But even with his illness he was a mellow child and so was his brother. Thank goodness they were coz I worked nights and would sleep around them and the times they would nap, lots of cat naps for momma!!!

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  12. November 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am
    Andrea Davis

    My son has been pretty mellow. He had a rough start and would keep us up all night, but at 3 months, he seems to be calming down. :)

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  13. November 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Most of my kids were pretty mild. At my ultrasound yesterday of baby #7, this one was bouncing around like a mexican bean and I have to wonder what is in store for us!?! lol

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  14. November 14, 2012 @ 10:32 am
    COurtney Sanchez

    My middle son is my wild child for sure….hes a sneaky little dare devil! My oldest and youngest are pretty mellow but the youngest still has time to develop into a wild child since he is only 7 months old…lol

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  15. November 14, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    My step son was a mixture of both sometimes very mellow others very wild! I am pregnant with a little girl so I guess we’ll find out soon which she is.

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  16. November 14, 2012 @ 10:38 am
    Nikki Elkins

    My son was the wild baby. We tried everything we could think of back then and really just had to deal with it and hope he out grew it. He turned in to one amazing man and that wild side of him is what has kept him motivated to succeed in life.

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  17. November 14, 2012 @ 10:50 am
    Caitlin McClure

    My little boy is only 5 weeks old and he is my first. He’s not too wild right now, but I’m already having dreams of chasing him around the house, lol.

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  18. November 14, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    My girl is a wild child (we even have the same zebra jammies) but I am fortunate because she has slept through the night since day 2 (while we were still in the hospital) Baby lottery, I tell ya.

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  19. November 14, 2012 @ 11:00 am
    Nadine Osborne

    I did have a wild child, also one with colic; fortunately they weren’t the same child. My daughter, Amy, had colic. I thought I’d lose my mind. I had a 1 year old son who was a breeze, but Amy cried all the time. My mother picked catnip & made tea, with a little expressed mommy milk & a touch of sugar, it soothed her tummy. She lived on it for 6 weeks. When she finally was able to sleep she had her days & nights mixed up, slept all day up all night. That just didn’t work, so I left my closet light on, rolled her basket in there, left the door open part way & she slept at nght. My wild child was number 4, ya just gotta keep an eye on them & love them for all their worth. He broke windows, picked all the daffodils, rode a bicycle when he was 3, made straight A’s in school, had tons of friends. I’ll leave it at that, adding only that I’d give anything to hug him again.
    Enjoy your wild child, she’ll make you proud one day, just like your mellow son. I know you are thankful for both of them. And if you do decide to have another, that one will be different, yet. Just one more joy of being a parent.

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  20. November 14, 2012 @ 11:02 am
    Jill B.

    I definitely have a wild child! He wasn’t colicky as an infant, but cranky for sure. I just make sure to give him plenty of activities to keep him interested and busy during the day. He is so much more content when he has things to focus on and that helps him with sleep as well. Sleep has been hit or miss, but has been gradually getting better now that he’s 14 months old. Really, we just follow his lead and help guide him that way.

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