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Co-Sleeping
October 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I love to cosleep with ds. He starts the night in his bed but once he wakes up I move him to my bed to bf him. I take all the precautions but it still makes me a bit worried so I wake up all the time to check on him. He likes to scoot really close to me and bury his face against my body. No matter what I try he always ends up that way. Any suggestions? (He's 4 months old)

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  • lizmartinez
    October 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    I'm assuming you're bed sharing. Let him be close to you! Cuddle him and snuggle him. I think closeness makes for safer bed sharing. Keep sheets at hip height and pillows to one per person.
    If you DON'T want him close like that, move him to a play yard next to the bed or a crib side carred to the bed. Hope you find a solution that works for everyone!
    DS has bed shared with us since birth. He's 20 months old. Baby due in March will join us in bed.
  • sleepymommy87
    October 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM
    Dd is 8 months and still bedshares. She snuggles like that with dh all night long, with me if she's snuggled close she usually has a boob in her mouth lol
  • babygomez
    October 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Sorry, don't have any. My kids sleep in their own beds.

    Bump!

  • Eliots_momma
    October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    I'm so paranoid about him smothering or re-breathing his expelled air.
  • aimesnyc
    October 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM


    Quoting babygomez:

    Sorry, don't have any. My kids sleep in their own beds.

    Bump!


  • DiANAiVELiSSE
    October 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

     I dont have any suggestions but we are co-sleepers in my home.. DD is 3.5 - she starts off in her bed by 1-2am she will quielty go into ours and DS is 6 mths has slept in his crib only a handfull of times.. DS loves to go behind his dads back for some reason his smell knocks him the eff out..

  • abra
    by abra
    October 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM
    same here. I coslept with one of my babies...worst decision I ever made. It created so many sleep issues later in life.

    Quoting babygomez:

    Sorry, don't have any. My kids sleep in their own beds.

    Bump!

  • louzannalady
    October 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    He is doing his job! : ) Babies are boobie seeking missiles! :) Being close to you regulates his breathing, his body temperature and helps reduce the risk of SIDS! : ) Here is info from a researcher through Notre Dame on bedsharing! : ) 

    http://www.naturalchild.org/james_mckenna/cosleeping.pdf

    http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/sids-latest-research-how-sleeping-your-baby-safe (Great article about how much safe bedsharing truly is!)

    http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2012/10/01/10-things-i-hate-about-anti-bed-sharing-campaigns/

    http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/2011/11/17/cosleeping-fear-mongering-flawed-research-and-how-to-cosleep-safely/

  • Raeann11
    October 2, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    All my girls did that too and my 21 month old still does.

  • 1CrazyCajun
    October 2, 2012 at 2:57 PM

     Sorry, when I realized I was waking 5-6 times a night because I was paranoid, I stopped. DS sleeps in his own bed now. We are happy.

    But here's a bump for you. :)

     

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