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    I guess this is a dumb question but what do moms mean when they say they feed their babies to sleep? I can understand how that happens but then doesn't the bub wake up a bit when being swaddled? Or burped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosemousse View Post
    I guess this is a dumb question but what do moms mean when they say they feed their babies to sleep? I can understand how that happens but then doesn't the bub wake up a bit when being swaddled? Or burped?
    I swaddle tightly then feed bub properly then burp then pop her on the emptier boob to comfort suck herself to sleep. that's if I'm awake and it's daytime.

    Otherwise I fall asleep and bub passes out on the boob and milk dribbles out of her mouth and leaves a wet patch on my bed!! I don't need to burp my bubbas past the first few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I swaddle tightly then feed bub properly then burp then pop her on the emptier boob to comfort suck herself to sleep. that's if I'm awake and it's daytime.

    Otherwise I fall asleep and bub passes out on the boob and milk dribbles out of her mouth and leaves a wet patch on my bed!! I don't need to burp my bubbas past the first few weeks.
    That's what I always did too.

    OP- I've fed/rocked/cuddled/laid with all my boys.... and you know what hun, it's the best thing you can do. There is absolutely nothing better in the world than those precious moments as they go to sleep... first as babies, all milk drunk and cuteee looking, then as little toddlers with their tiny fists curled in your hair or shirt- absolute trust on their faces, then as older toddlers chatting about their day and snuggling into you with that final sigh of 'I love you Mum', then as preschoolers when they ask you to sing them a song, or they sing you a song and you tell them all the things you love about them, then as older kids, when you can read a chapter of a book, and give kisses and cuddles and say good night, and leave.. because they have had years of having you there.... and becuase you spent that time going to sleep is a wonderful part of their day, where they feel safe, loved and happy...

    I love bedtimes in my house.

    I find that generally once they hit 4yrs I don't need to lie with them anymore and they are happy to just have the door open and listen to me talking to DH about how awesome they are.

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    Yeah I always fed my kids to sleep quite happily. I would never do it again though personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OJandMe View Post
    That's what I always did too.

    OP- I've fed/rocked/cuddled/laid with all my boys.... and you know what hun, it's the best thing you can do. There is absolutely nothing better in the world than those precious moments as they go to sleep... first as babies, all milk drunk and cuteee looking, then as little toddlers with their tiny fists curled in your hair or shirt- absolute trust on their faces, then as older toddlers chatting about their day and snuggling into you with that final sigh of 'I love you Mum', then as preschoolers when they ask you to sing them a song, or they sing you a song and you tell them all the things you love about them, then as older kids, when you can read a chapter of a book, and give kisses and cuddles and say good night, and leave.. because they have had years of having you there.... and becuase you spent that time going to sleep is a wonderful part of their day, where they feel safe, loved and happy...

    I love bedtimes in my house.

    I find that generally once they hit 4yrs I don't need to lie with them anymore and they are happy to just have the door open and listen to me talking to DH about how awesome they are.
    I don't want to go OT here but how do you do that when you have a newborn to look after as well? I cuddle DS to sleep for his day sleep which is totally fine but how can I keep doing that when his little brother or sister arrives in 5 months?

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    DD spent the first 3 months falling asleep on the boob or in my arms... At night for the first 6 or so weeks I slept sitting up on the chaise lounge with her on my chest as it was the I ly way to get any sleep.

    She is now 4mo and will pretty much sleep anywhere if we are out and if we are home she goes in her cot.

    I saw a girl on my Fb saying she was trying to get her 2 week old to self settle.. It made me sad :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou89 View Post
    I have a 3 week old which currently I hold her tight and rock her to sleep sometimes with a dummy sometimes without. I'm more so curious as to what everyone else does with their babies. What's the common way, I don't want her to get into the habit of being rocked everytime but during the night I don't like her to cry as there's others in the house. But thinking I could start something during the day perhaps in her cot in her room (at night she's I'm a bassinet in our room) I also think all the rocking is playing with my back or maybe thats just holding a new born all the time.
    With the rocking thing can you try sitting on the couch and just moving your arms.. I had to do this a few times as I had a c section and standing and rocking for awhile took it out of me.

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    My 3w/o falls asleep after a feed at night even through burping/changing.

    During the day she falls asleep anywhere, in her bouncer/on me or anyone else who's holding her/as soon as we put her in the capsule

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    Hi does this seem crazy if I think my eight week old baby can't sleep by himself? As in, someone has to be physically in the room with him otherwise he will wake up and cry?? I'm glad he's finally having a nap but I can't sit in the room just so he can sleep?! Or is it just my imagination?

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    Not crazy at all if my nearly 4 week old isn't out to it enough and I put her in her bassinet she will wake and cry. They know, they sense it. Cheeky buggers!!


 

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