Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: co-sleeping question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    181

    Default co-sleeping question

    Hi all,
    My 6 week old usually sleeps in a bassinet beside our bed, and he wakes up about every 3 hours during the night to be fed. However, when my husband has 3rd shift I sometimes pull him into bed with me to make night nursing easier. My question is this: when he is sleeping beside me it is like he has been drugged or something! He normally wakes up every 3 hours, but when in our bed he sleeps a lot longer. The other night it was 5 hours; I was pretty freaked out when I woke up and realized how long we had been asleep. He seems fine otherwise, so I'm not too worried, but I was wondering if this is a common phenomenon?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    855

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    Actually, it is just the opposite with me. I have always co-slept with my lo, but not fed her lying down. At about 6 weeks old, I started nursing my lo in the bed. At that point she was sleeping 6 hours, waking, nursing, sleep 3 more hours. When I started nursing her in the bed, she stared waking every 1-3 hours to nurse. She still does this and she is nine months old. So consider yourself lucky.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    350

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    babies usually do sleep better and longer when they are beside their mommas. That's why I co-sleep. More sleep for all!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    I'm glad to see someone else has had this same experience. I had just gotten my DS to start sleeping in his crib this week, and he would sleep for about 2 hours before waking to nurse. Then last night he seemed to need more comfort, so I let him co-sleep again, and he slept for 5 hours, not just once, but for 2 stretches. I was worried, but nothing seems to be wrong. I guess some babies just sleep more deeply knowing Mommy is close.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,578

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    This is why DD sleeps in bed with us. She was been sleeping through the night since 2 months! If I put her in her crib (which is right next to my bed) she wakes at least every 2 hours. Infact, she will only fall sleep snuggled up to me. Last night I kept trying to sneak away & she kept scooting over to find me. But yes, mine sleeps a lot more when co-sleeping.

    Enjoy the sleep!

    Loving my Beautiful High Needs Baby Girl born 12/28/06

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    MollyWeasleyIsMyHeroVille
    Posts
    6,863

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    That was one of the reasons we started co-sleeping. We went on a vacation when DS was 2 weeks old and he refused to sleep in the bassinet we had there, at home he slept in it no problem but was up every 2-3 hours, once he started co-sleeping he'd sleep about 6 hours at a time! Now he takes about a 4 hr nap from 8-12 at night then we do the diaper changing and feed ihm and he sleeps until 5:45-6 am then sleeps again until 8:30-9 when we get up...well when we usually get up!


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,048

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    It's why I co-slept too. Never planned on it, but it was a magic bullet for sleep. Actually, it started in the hospital when I couldn't sleep without touching her... but apparently the feeling was mutual because without physical contact, she just woke and woke.. even at nap time. I fought it tooth and nail, but now I have such fond memories of cuddling with her... not that it's over. She's three now and sometimes when she's having a rough night, I go into HER bed and sleep with her. She still prefers to be close. Me too.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    344

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    I co sleep and my baby girl sleeps much better. When she was 2 dats old I put her in her bassinet and she HATED it. I put her to bed with me and she slept good. She will also make sure I haven't left her side, I will see her little legs and arms moving to see if I am there or not. I love co sleeping with her, nothing like waking up and seeing my baby grining from ear to ear at me

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    117

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    That's the reason that I coslept too. I didn't really plan on it either. In fact I was very against the idea to be honest (my husband was all for it), but once I figured out that was the best way to get some sleep, it kind of became plain to me that maybe I was being too closeminded.

    My son was an every hour feeder for the first 3 weeks or so. He was just a bottomless pit. He did finally extend his times, but even then the longest he would go sleeping alone was 2 hours. When he started cosleeping with me on a regular basis at 4 months he started sleeping like 5 hours at stretch right away. I think that its just knowing mom is close is comforting. I mean in all honesty I sleep far better snuggled in with DH and DS than alone too. DS is 20 months now and even though he starts out his nights in his crib, I still bring him to our bed around his 4:00 feeding... I love getting those sweet little good morning kisses from him. So cute!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    1,273

    Default Re: co-sleeping question

    My son sleeps better next to me, also. He sleeps like ca ca anywhere so there is more than one reason we co-sleep. You are lucky to have a good sleeper. My son is nearing six months and he's only slept five hours twice in his life. Oh well. Couldn't do it if I had to get up and out of bed!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •