2 thoughts on “Co Sleeping Safety Guidelines – What You Need To Know

  1. Debbie, I love the way you write! It’s so refreshing, positive and supporting. Too often, advice leaves you feeling scared or judged, but this is so unassuming, whilst giving practical advice too. I have quite a few friends that co sleep and they wouldn’t miss it for the world

    I loved having our daughter Edith in a crib attached to the bed, so that I could reach out to her to settle her, or just hold her hand, or watch her sleeping ❤

    I did still get up to feed her in the nursing chair, because I was worried about falling asleep and suffocating her (being a deep sleeper and having big boobs)

    I felt lost when we put her in the room next to us in a cot at 7 months, sleeping on the floor next to her for several nights (until I had back ache and was exhausted!)

    She did sleep better having her own space though and seemed to like it, but by the time she was 9 months old I missed her so much, and had looked into things, buying a firm king size mattress and using the C position that you mentioned.
    We started co-napping (corrected to coco-napping 😄) during the day and co-sleeping at times when away somewhere different/if she woke early and came into our bed to feed.

    She is nearly 2 and a half now, and she always comes into our bed as soon as she wakes up and the first half an hour of the day is spent breastfeeding, stroking her soft cheeks and and chatting to her. I am not ready to let that go yet.

    I didn’t mind most of the time that she woke lots during the night to feed (obviously at the time I did!) But even when i was exhausted , i felt how special that time was, knowing that it was just us in that moment, being the only ones awake.

    To all the mum’s out there that are getting up every hour or 2, and are so exhausted that they feel nauseous and dizzy/look down to see that their boob is out, you know that those moments at night are just for you and your baby (once they have settled!)…breathe deeply and soak them in, those moments will last forever because you will always remember ❤

    Xx

    1. Thanks Bec, that’s really kind of you to say. I think there’s a lot of judgement put on parents and it’s really unfair. Mostly people are just trying to do the best they can with what they’ve got. Loved hearing about you and your little girl. Just goes to show that every family is unique and has their own way of doing things, which is how it should be. All we can do is soak them up while we’ve got them. Enjoy xxx

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