Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Babble on

For the past couple weeks, Sidamo has been lying in his crib after we put him down and just talking for HOURS. We start the bedtime routine at 7:30. It's now 9:03 and I can still hear him babbling on the monitor. He's not crying or even calling for us—he will once or twice, and we go up and soothe him, but for the most part he's just talking to himself.

What do you say, expert parents, should we shush him or just let him talk himself to sleep? And furthermore, for expert adoptive parents, is this some sort of self-soothing behavior we should interrupt? Or is he just a little boy with a lot to say?

5 comments:

Stormy said...

Caleb does this in the morning sometimes. I think he's playing in his crib though not just lying there - but I can't tell and don't really want to check at 5 in the morning!

Mark and Sarah said...

Hilarious!! Maybe Sidamo and Maia are talking to each other!! Check out Carrie's blog today!

Mama Papaya said...

Okay, it has to be a phase. Please let it be a phase!

Miles To Go Before I Sleep...... said...

Just a passer by reading your blog but I would have to comment here :-) All three of my boys talked themselves to sleep at night, and yes, sometimes for hours... started when they were babies and still do at 2, 4, and 7 years old... I love listening and giggling over what they say to themselves:-) Great peek into a child's mind :-) I always let them go and have never had problems with bedtime :-)

Jonathan said...

I'm no expert, but I'd say that if sounds happy and/or content he probably is. He may be asleep too. (Eliav talks heavily in his sleep at times)