We all know babies like to be fed, rocked, patted, prammed, cared etc to sleep...but does anyone's bub have a really unusual desire when it comes to sleepy time? Or what does your self-soother do to comfort themselves?
Not sure what I have in mind really....DS has always been a feeder to sleeper but went through a stage of liking to be kissed on the hand while he fell asleep and at the moment he enjoys sticking his fingers up my nose whilst he is dosing off.
I've heard of weirder things though, like wanting to play with their mom's moles or always having to sleep in long sleeves because they are like a blankie to bub. Bring on the stories!
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24-10-2012 13:38 #1
24-10-2012 13:49 #2
My first born was a thumb sucker so that's not very unusual but he was a self soother from early on and struggles to fall asleep if I'm there with him.
My second born likes to play with my hair though and it drives me nuts!!
24-10-2012 13:54 #3
Dd has to suck on the ears of this toy pig.
She just randomly started doing it one night whilst Dh was holding her whilst we were watching tv, ever since she has been an excellent sleeper, we had one night where she threw up in her cot and piggy was in the line of fire!
At 2am she wouldn't go back to bed until piggy was out of the drier
She is 21mo.
We also give her a bottle before bed, and only recently when rocking her whilst giving her the bottle she will stroke my hair and fall asleep.
I love babies sleep habits, they are all so cute! Great thread
24-10-2012 14:16 #4
B still likes to play with my hair. Major source of comfort for him. I didn't realise it was even a 'thing' for him until he was about 8 months, fell and hurt himself and the first thing he went for was my hair!
24-10-2012 14:19 #5Senior Member
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After I night weaned my DS2 his new sleep comforter was holding my nipples!! It drove me mental and I had to try and wean him off that as well and move his comfort spot to my upper chest instead!
My bestie's DD used to have to rub her mum's eyelashes to fall asleep! How annoying would that be!
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24-10-2012 14:29 #6
DD2 went through a stage of wanting to hold my hand while she fell asleep. Super sweet in theory, but not so much in the middle of the night. Every night.
She also went through a phase of grabbing and holding a fistful of hair at the nape of my neck, which was also annoying.
Now, she tends to roll on her side and hold her hands together.
24-10-2012 20:18 #7
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24-10-2012 22:24 #9
My DDs comfort was hair, she would wind it around her fingers and make it almost impossible for me to break free, even now she uses hair as comfort, but luckily hers is long enough and she holds her own to get to sleep.
Kinda cute that she's kept it all year years 😄
24-10-2012 22:31 #10Senior Member
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My DD (happily) squeals herself to sleep. It's the funniest thing and I'm yet to find another baby that does it! She's 5 months and has really found her voice.
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