I was scared of sids too and made up my mind before bub was born we wouldnt co sleep...but now it sometimes is the only thing that works to get a good night sleep. Just do it safely with a proper precautions and it is a wonderful bonding experience....and doesnt last forever. Do what works for you and forget everything anyone else tells you
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23-10-2013 21:32 #21
23-10-2013 21:58 #22
hi! Such a wonderful yet tiring time!!! I swore by the dvd 'happiest baby on the block' by Harvey karp. The strategies worked for us and our bub. Good luck
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24-10-2013 06:35 #23
If you don't want to purchase the book, the troublesome tots site (Google it) covers it all and has great advice and reassurance. I spent many nights at that website.
Edit: the current national guidelines for SIDS is that co sleeping is NOT recommended. Not saying people shouldn't, (for example I had dd in her own room by 4 months against the guidelines) but you should be aware that is the current guidelines. You need to do what YOU feel comfortable with. Personally, for me that was not co-sleeping, I tried it and didn't work for us at all. But you do what works for YOU!!
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24-10-2013 07:27 #24
I was thinking about you last night, OP, because I remember so vividly how petrified I was of DS dying from SIDS. I just wanted to say that the odds are really very low. I know it does happen, and I of course think it's important to follow the guidelines. The SIDS website does have information about safe co-sleeping, and if you are not a smoker and haven't consumed alcohol or drugs it's obviously a lot safer.
Anyway, I found this piece of information really comforting when the anxiety overwhelmed me: 'Get out a quarter, a six-sided die, and a thoroughly shuffled deck of cards. On a piece of paper, write down heads or tails, a number between 1 and 6 and a card. Then flip the coin, roll the die, and randomly pluck a card out of the deck. The probability that you wrote down the correct outcomes for all three of those is 1 in 624, substantially greater than 1 in 1000.' The rate of SIDS death in Australia is now 1 in 2000.
24-10-2013 08:47 #25
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