I so needed to read this. I am struggling so badly with having a 'bad' sleeper. It seems like all my mum friends have these amazing sleeping babies and I get myself so worked up. Then feel awful about putting expectations on my beautiful boy. Talk about hormonal emotional overload! Thanks ladies xx
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19-02-2016 20:40 #121
19-02-2016 20:45 #122
Sleeping Like A Baby
Once the pressure to have a perfect baby goes it gets so much fun!
Think of all the things we get to have as mums of 'bad sleepers'.. Naps with my baby are the best.. One day she'll be too big to do it so I'm enjoying it while it lasts!
19-02-2016 20:52 #123
What PP said.
Follow your baby. Enjoy your baby. You do not have a bad baby. You have a perfect baby. He is your perfect baby.
19-02-2016 21:00 #124
I think we sometimes get overly obsessed with thinking our child has to sleep through the night asap.
I've got a "bad" sleeper he has been pretty much since birth and I've tried just about everything though I wasn't prepared to do controlled crying or any Tizzie hall methods. I've created many "bad" habits, I fed to sleep, my son is still cuddled, sung and rocked to sleep. Yep it's been hellish at times but now I've just gotten used to almost 3 years of little or broken sleep.
I've finally realised that my child doesn't fit the mould. I wish I'd realised this sooner and just accepted what he needs, isn't what the baby books and advice say he should need. He's hyper, super active and his brain just can't shut down. He's really affectionate and needs physical contact and loves being cuddled to sleep. He's bright and super confident, he takes life head on, will try anything and is really social. One day very soon, he won't want to sit on my lap and grab my arms and wrap them around him, to be sung to sleep. All the nights of rocking and singing and him wanting to sleep cuddled up to me all night will be over in a blink.
19-02-2016 21:07 #125
19-02-2016 21:12 #126Senior Member
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19-02-2016 21:26 #127
I wish I had realised this sooner. Yes some nights it'd be wonderful to have a kid who goes to sleep on their own at 7pm and stays there all night, but that's just not the kid I got.
19-02-2016 21:27 #128
19-02-2016 21:59 #129
All of the go with the flow mummies here are making me jealous. I try to relax about my kids sleep (and every other aspect of motherhood) but I'm just too uptight! Haha. I'll get there one day.... Maybe! 😳
If anyone has any tips, please PM me so I don't derail any further 🙂
19-02-2016 22:07 #130
And I'm not talking about those that are distressed by months and months of sleep dep. I'm talking about the parents who are planning their sleep training once the baby comes home and treat their kids like a puppy.
I know that's probably going to get backlash.... but yeah it's what I see a lot lately.
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