Re: 9 week growth spurt?!
The first thing I have to say is please, please, please do not co-sleep on the couch. It is the most dangerous way to co-sleep. A lot of the deaths blamed on co-sleeping occur when baby and adult are sharing a couch or upholstered chair. It's very easy for the adult to shift and the baby to roll into a gap between cushions and suffocate. If you're going to co-sleep, follow the rules and do it safely. . Firm mattress, no waterbeds or pillow tops. No voids between mattress and headboard or mattress and wall. No mounds of fluffy bedding and pillows. All adults must be drink, drug, and smoke-free. Adults with sleep disorders or who are morbidly obese should not co-sleep.
All that being said, I think that co-sleeping could be your best friend right now! If you can nurse in the side-lying position, you'll be able to latch baby on and, hopefully, drift back to sleep. No more hauling yourself up out of bed and down the hall to baby's room.
ETA: also, if baby sleeps well with dad on the couch, that's an indication that some of the night-waking may be due to loneliness. Babies don't like sleeping alone.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; July 23rd, 2013 at 06:27 AM.
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