Meet The Green Frog.
Big Zoom has been without a pacifier since he was 4 months old. Though he slept through the night starting at 8 weeks (don’t be mad; I paid for that BIG time with Little Zoom-he took 6 months), he would wake between 15 and 20 times each night needing his pacifier after it popped out. We made the decision to replace the pacifier with The Green Frog and after 3 days it worked!
Now, The Green Frog is his constant companion. I’m not sure it’s any better than a pacifier because he literally WILL NOT fall asleep without it. I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve searched drawers and cupboards frantically at 7pm looking for this lovie. We’ve retraced miles, yes miles, on trails after realizing it had been thrown out the side of the stroller. I’ve driven to friends houses in a panic at 7:30, Big Zoom bathed and already in bed, to collect The Green Frog when it had been left behind. I’ve considered crafting some sort of leash for the thing so it will be continually attached to his body.
Why you ask, don’t I leave it in his bed? Because car rides, grocery shopping, and doctors appointments are unbearable with two unsettled kids, and as long as The Green Frog is in his hands, he’s calm.
What about getting a spare? A backup? Don’t you think I’ve thought of this? Pottery Barn Kids discontinued them. The new green lamb, brown elephant, and blue lion don’t cut it. We’ve tried.
We’ve finally managed to get him to say Froggie instead of Frog, which for several months sounded more like “fock”. Yes, you read right. My two year old traipsed around town showing every store clerk, neighbor, and friend his “fock”. Now it’s more like “foggy”. We can work with that.
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