Yes Keara -
There's no going back for me now!
Yes Keara -
There's no going back for me now!
The four of us now appearing live in NSW
I LOVE CO-SLEEPING Its the only way to get a good nights sleep.
MJ does the cutest things too, like looking for my breast in her sleep Last night i woke up & she was asleep on my pillow with her head against mine
Also great if she wakes up early & i'm too tired to get up & need to wake up as she crawls around the bed & her cot playing & coming back for cuddles
Me + DHPadawan DD - 18/5/05 + Youngling DS - 26/11/07My family is complete!!!!Duct tape is like The Force, it has a dark side, a light side & holds the universe together
I am so glad there are other parents out there who are cosleeping. We don't do it all the time - our DD is quite happy to sleep in her bed a lot of the time (which is in our room anyway), but I totally agree that it's one of the loveliest things.
In fact, this afternoon I was lying with her on the bed and she looked straight into my eyes, and it was like I could see her eyes saying to me "I love you Mummy". She's only three months old, and has just started 'talking', making those gorgeous baby sounds, and will often meet my eyes and just quietly 'talk' to me and smile. I would not trade those precious moments for anything.
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While I don't encourage my older two to get into bed with me now, they are nearly 4 and 2 1/2, mostly cos they hog the bed and it gets pretty hot with 4 in the bed!!!! (queen size) I don't discourage it either. If they come into our bed and fall asleep with us, that's fine, I want my babies to know that they can come and find Mum and Dad anytime day or night and have a big warm snuggle. Pretty soon they will be all grown up and won't want to be caught dead near the 'olds' so I am lapping up the snuggles each and every one till then!!! I think they do sleep more soundly (even though we don't necessarily) and don't seem to wake as early in the morning!! I am worried about putting my littlest one in bed in case she wakes before me and crawls off the bed, she is nearly 1, but when I know she can slide down unassisted there will be 5 in the bed, squishy.........
PROUD - mum of 3
We have always co slept, we put dd in her bed then she comes in early in the morning. DS comes in as soon as he stirs.. When DD is sick I let her in anytime even at the start of the night.. I still put her to sleep by laying with her and talking or singing.
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I'm with you guys. We don't usually start the night that way (he starts in the bassinette next to my side of the bed), but after DS' early morning feed (usually about 4am), he comes into bed with us, laying between us (he's only 6wks).
I love waking up and seeing him lying there. I feel sorry for all those parents who are denying themselves the experience - just because of the fearmongering out there.
Will much prefers it too. He sleeps easy and is so much more settled when he's with us. This world must be so scary at times to our little bubs, everything is so new. And all they ask is that we be there when they need us. How comforting it must be when he wakes, to see mummy and daddy there
I've had the "rod for your back" cr@p served up at me, but I just ask people if they know any 13 year olds still sleeping in their parents' bed...
Lis - 36
DH - 35
DS Will - born 26/12/05
DD Bridget - 13/2/08
Our little angel said goodbye 4/2/10 @ 12+4wks
my bub is 4.5 months old and up untill 3 weeks ago she slept with me and my partner,everyone disagreed but for me personally it was for selfish reasons, i felt like if she was with me she would be safer(im am soooo paranoid of something happening in her sleep,and yes i know co sleeping is one no no for that)i was paranoid she would roll over and lye face down and not wake up, you name it i thought it would happen,but strangly enough i wasnt scared of rolling on her.
and aswell the practicality of breastfeeding and just having boob right there for her and not having to get up.
at the moment she sleeps in the portacot next to us( i still wake every 30min to see if shes still breathing)and the only reason is because she can roll back on her back now so she doesnt get stuck on her tummy.
did anyone else co sleep for these reasons or am i just extra strange
no rylea's mum your not strange I still like to sleep with my 2yo because of those exact reasons.
Those reasons are why cosleeping is safer for little humans than making them sleep alone. Stick your baby in the bed near you and pffft to all the people who don't have to get up in the night to a crying baby. Read up on safe cosleeping, you'll do beautifully I cosleep with my 2.4yr old for all those reasons too
I have co-slept with DS since we got home from hospital. He usually started in his cot and then half way through the night ended up in my bed and now he just sleeps in the bed with me right from when he goes to sleep.