Cast Your Vote:
- Co-sleeping is ok. -- Votes: 28
- Co-sleeping, not the best idea. -- Votes: 4
I co slept with both of my boys. It made nursing AWESOME. What I did was had the bass right next to my bed. I would jump up out my sleep if I heard him move or what ever. I would sit uo reach in the bass, take hime out. I never laid fully flat down, stayed prop some. Started nursing, i would dose, soon as you feel the tugs again on the nipple i would wake up, switch the same would happen. Burp him if he was awake and didnt fall back to sleep i would smooth out the sheets, make a lot of space for him and i almost laid in like a curved position wherethere was space all around him. Pat/rub his back while we both would fall a sleep. I woke frequently and if he was passed out, i put him in the bass and we were knocked out.
i co sleep sometimes with my daughter. i was scared at first..i didnt want her to suffocate. the first two weeks she slept in her bassinet on her back. then one night i feel asleep on the couch with her on my tummy. from then on she didnt want to sleep on her back. so i slept with her on the couch on my tummy for like two weeks straight. every little movement she made woke me up so i was confident that everything would be ok. then at 5 weeks i put her in the bed with me. SO was scared at first of rolling over on her but i think most people have the instinct not to. DD is 3 months now and some nights she sleeps between me and her daddy and sometimes she sleeps in her bassinet. i like having her next to me. everyone thought i was crazy said once i start it wont stop. i like it. i slept with my parents until i was 6. but she sleeps fine either way, with or without me.
I move quite a bit when I sleep, but I never did when she was in bed with me. It was kind of crazy!
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting M&D's Momma:</b>" well I heard the opposite. =) I co sleep ... [snip!] ... nurses say. Unless OP drinks or takes sleep aids, she's fine co sleeping. I would link studies bit am on my tablet and can't."
I do my research. lol. But I also listen to what people who are professionals have to say also, i think that's apart of research as well.
Quoting Serial Mom ✄:" I forgot to comment on the safety issues. I never move around when I sleep. If I need to turn on my other ... [snip!] ... DD2. She's 5 months so I plan to keep doing it for another year or so IF I have the heart to put her in her own crib/bed =\"
Yeah I'm not a wild sleeper at all. So when I CO-slept it was easy for me and I would put my child a distance from me so I didn't have to worry about possibly rolling or something. Nothing ever happened with me but I know that there are risks and I actually know of someone who's baby died because she was smuthered (sp?) by her parents. =(
Op I will post more when near computer. For now here is this. Also, I recommend looking into Dr. sears research. This is a different doctor who alslo recommends cosleeping.
<blockquote><b>Quoting M&D's Momma:</b>" http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/safe_sleep_gen.cfm"</blockquote>
The government does not have .peoples best interest at heart. I do not let them dictate how I choose to .parent or raise my children.
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Op I will post more when near computer. For now here is this. Also, I recommend looking into Dr. sears ... [snip!] ... http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=share&v=YMQPgmWKqaA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYMQPgmWKqaA%26feature%3Dshare"
I know who Dr. Sears is. I agree with some of his stuff but I also disagree with him. Yes, I disagree with the all knowing God of everything baby.
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting M&D's Momma:</b>" http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pub ... [snip!] ... does not have .peoples best interest at heart. I do not let them dictate how I choose to .parent or raise my children."
really? ok. Like I said, I co sleep but I'm not ignorant to the fact that it causes danger if you're not careful. That's why they make co sleepers.
I co sleep with my daughter and I admit I still wake up often to make sure she is okay. I have had a couple of scares where my husband was almost laying on top of her. I have tried a co sleeper but she won't sleep in it. Our routine is that she falls asleep nursing in our bed then I move her to the swing until she wakes up again and then she spends the rest of the night in bed with us. My husband works second shift so she usually doesn't wake up till he gets home at 1:30am. My second child co slept and I couldn't get her out of my bed till she was about 6. Once we move this baby will be going into her own room and into a crib but until then she's my little cuddle bug.
We co-sleep, although, we moved DS into his own room last night, he went to sleep at 10pm, woke at 2am for a feed and I brought him to bed with me because I wanted snuggles! Tonight, again, he is doing well sleeping on his own, he's been asleep now for 2 hours. As long as you do it safely, it's fine
<blockquote><b>Quoting Easton's Mommy!!:</b>" I am goin to be induced tomorrow. So of course friends and family are all trying to hand out loads of ... [snip!] ... now I want my LO to sleep with me but I have heard good and bad bout both so I'm needing a second opinions from other mothers."</blockquote>
I co-sleep, my LO starts off in his porta cot next to my bed & when he wakes after 4 hours of sleep, I nurse him, the only way he'll go back to sleep is on my chest.. I've been doing this for almost 3 months now..
His only just started to sleep wrapped in his cot. I wish he was in our bed a lot earlier to be honest. I was so tired because he use to vomit and chock & I'd be watching him like a stalker lol!
Heaps of people are against it but it's your child, your the child's parent, you know what's best for yourself & baby!
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" Op I will post more when near computer. For now here is this. Also, I recommend looking into Dr. sears ... [snip!] ... http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=share&v=YMQPgmWKqaA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYMQPgmWKqaA%26feature%3Dshare"</blockquote>
I addressed that to the OP.Not you. I dont care what you think about him. And not once dis I say she DIDN'T need to be careful.