12 week old in cot for daytime naps

(8 Posts)
Maybebabybee Thu 16-Jun-16 10:16:41

My DS is 12 weeks. I've been putting him down for naps in the day in his sleepyhead in his cot in our room. This is because since he was about 8 weeks he can't nap in a light room or one with background noise etc, despite my best efforts. So I put him down in that room as I can draw the curtains and he sleeps much better that way.

But people keep saying as per SIDS guidelines he should be in the same room as me for all sleeps? So am I supposed to be sitting in the room while he naps?? Then I can't get anything done elsewhere in the flat.

HandbagFan Thu 16-Jun-16 10:26:37

Our DS has all his daytime naps on the sleepyhead on the living room floor. I'm in here most of the time but pop out to the kitchen / logo as needed.

He'll probably be fine up in his cot, but I wouldn't want to take the risk. I am lucky though that DS will sleep in light rooms with noise in the background. I might see it differently if not.

Maybebabybee Thu 16-Jun-16 10:49:40

He used to sleep like that as a newborn but he's just too alert now - he gets totally distracted and overstimulated.

We are in a flat so all on one floor. I'm literally checking on him every ten minutes.

Timetogrowup2016 Thu 16-Jun-16 10:52:02

Is it possible to buy A monitor to put your mind at ease?
I know the sids link is because our breathing is meant to regulate their breathing or something though?
I left dd in her cot asleep this morning whilst I made my breakfast. No way I was moving her.

Maybebabybee Thu 16-Jun-16 10:53:26

We have a monitor it just seems a bit daft as I hear every sound he makes anyway as our flat is so teeny

Maybebabybee Thu 16-Jun-16 10:53:47

Hi time btw, hope you're doing well smile

minipie Thu 16-Jun-16 12:12:00

DD2 napped in her room from a very early age

SIDS guidelines are not compatible with light sleepers (especially if you have a toddler crashing around)

I was aware of the SIDS advice but took the view that it was more important that she slept <shrugs>

MrsMum2011 Thu 16-Jun-16 13:40:15

We had our DS sleep in our room (upstairs) during the day (on his tummy) from about 10/11 weeks if not before.
The guidelines clearly say this will increase SIDS. However its a decision that only you both as parents can make.
Our son was very alert and slept better in a different room which resulted in not being overtired and sleeping a wee bit more at night. However I checked on him quite a bit as it was always in the back if my mind...still check on him now and he is nearly two!

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