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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 16:29 PM   11
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Thanks for this thread, I get a comments about how dangerous it is to co-sleep with my baby, but to me it seems like it would be more natural for babies to sleep with their mothers, like kittens and puppies, they don't sleep in cribs...lol I feel like my baby is safe next to me in bed and I feel it has made our bond even stronger. I wish I had the guts to question this with my boys.



 
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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 16:35 PM   12
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Great thread, my LO sleeps in the Moses basket next to the bed but I bring him in with me if he won't settle in the early hours usually between 4 and 6. I am just getting the hang of feeding him lying on my side though I seem to have keep hold of my boob.



 
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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 16:39 PM   13
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Great thread, my LO sleeps in the Moses basket next to the bed but I bring him in with me if he won't settle in the early hours usually between 4 and 6. I am just getting the hang of feeding him lying on my side though I seem to have keep hold of my boob.
Yeah Avy just came out of her moses basket about 2 weeks ago, she slept in it fine for the longest time, but now she won't sleep well unless she's laying in the bed or in her swing. I love moses baskets. Laying on my side was a bit tricky but I loved it the first week, it really helped me to relax. I did get tired of having to hold on to my boob, but once she got a good latch, I could let go. You're doing good



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 03:40 AM   14
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Thanks for this. I don't co sleep as both of my kids seemed to hate it but it's always nice to see a sensible thread about it!



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 04:57 AM   15
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Daddy captured this shot of me and Archie this morning, Archie came into bed with us at 6am and I managed to doze until 8. Happy Mummy. This is Archie's not impressed face!




 
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:03 AM   16
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Is this the leaflet mentioned above? http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/B...bedleaflet.pdf The link in the first post just takes me to the main website now, probably because its old.

If its the same one I don't find it very explanatory to be honest... I don't know if anyone here can answer my questions about co-sleeping?

I've read different things in different places - should the baby have its own covers/sleeping bag and be away from my duvet? Or should none of you have any covers/duvet??

If you use the same duvet and the baby's head isn't on your pillow (which it obviously won't be) how is it possible to have the duvet so its not covering the baby's head unless you are yourself only covered up to just above your waist...? Even then I'm sure it could easily move..



 
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 15:59 PM   17
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Is this the leaflet mentioned above? http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/B...bedleaflet.pdf The link in the first post just takes me to the main website now, probably because its old.

If its the same one I don't find it very explanatory to be honest... I don't know if anyone here can answer my questions about co-sleeping?

I've read different things in different places - should the baby have its own covers/sleeping bag and be away from my duvet? Or should none of you have any covers/duvet??

If you use the same duvet and the baby's head isn't on your pillow (which it obviously won't be) how is it possible to have the duvet so its not covering the baby's head unless you are yourself only covered up to just above your waist...? Even then I'm sure it could easily move..
You can wear a warm sleeping/nursing top, and have your duvet around your hips. The LO isn't supposed to use any heavy bedding until they can support their heads and move their arms to take things off their faces if they become uncomfortable or the duvet somehow manages to get up that high. I'd recommend a gro-bag for the LO, so that their arms are free. The problem really is with overheating, try lying underneath your duvet yourself - they're actually quite breathable (or mine is ). Still, it's not reccommended to use the blankets or anything until your LO can move themselves if the duvet comes up too high or they're too hot.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 10:37 AM   18
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I've been getting awful back aches when trying to co-sleep in bed and baby is sleeping on me - any suggestions for positions?



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 20:13 PM   19
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Thankyou! I've been co sleeping with my LO for 7 months and have hated feeling bad about it and that I shouldn't do it. I love it and it has meant me sticking with bf much longer than I would have. After reading this I feel confident that I have done the right thing for me and my baby and can confidently tell people without feeling guilty!



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:37 AM   20
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I just linked this to a friend, but there seems to be no proper info now. Has anyone got any new links to co-sleeping?



 
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