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Soothing Summer Bedroom Tips (or Blackouts, Yorkshire Linen and the Quest for Sleep)

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Yorkshire Linen although all content and opinions are my own.

This was the only lullaby that would settle J when he was a babe in arms:

“Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.”

Rock a Bye Baby, Frere Jacques, Twinkle Twinkle none of them had the same effect as Row, row, row your bloody boat.  I have no idea how many times I sang this rhyme, suffice to say that it was A LOT, and now I can’t hear it without being thrown back to those desperate hours of cradling my baby boy singing gently and willing him to stop crying and sleep.

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Thinking that 50 shades of grey would definitely be too many so currently debating on 2.  Am I brave enough to go dark on the sitting room walls?


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