Can babies sense you and wiggle towards you in sleep?

(13 Posts)
seven201 Wed 27-Jul-16 14:37:01

My PFB is 6 weeks. She is very resistant to sleep but when she does sleep in our bed after we've given up on bedside crib and I've fed her to sleep both laying down she always seems to creep up on me in her sleep. She also likes to sleep as a star fish and move her arms in her sleep to tickle me. The other night I ended up sort of sleeping on top of my husband. Any attempt to move her results in her waking up and the whole cycle starting again. So my question is do babies have a sort of natural homing mode that makes them move towards you?

Toria2014 Wed 27-Jul-16 14:45:37

I reckon they do. My LO was always like a limpet, stuck to me no matter how far away from me she started!

ThomasRichard Wed 27-Jul-16 14:54:52

Yes, definitely. I used to get out of bed and get back in in the enormous space they left where I had had to creep closer and closer to H.

Flossiesmummy Wed 27-Jul-16 14:58:44

Yes, they can and do. Type newborn breast crawl into YouTube and see how well they can move.

Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Wed 27-Jul-16 15:10:42

Yep the breast crawl

seven201 Wed 27-Jul-16 17:19:30

Thanks everyone. It's just so darn cute even if it does mean you have no space! She does the breast crawl on me I just didn't know they could do it in their sleep when not on you already.

Nottalotta Thu 28-Jul-16 21:35:52

I used to put ds on a thin blanket, then if he moved, I could used theblanket as a kind of hammock to reposition him, the only way I could move him without him waking. And yes, often woke with him snuggled into me or with his hands and feet touching me.

goodenoughmum88 Thu 28-Jul-16 21:40:20

Absolutely. DS2 sleeps pretty much in my armpit with face in my boob once he comes into bed and I often wake in the other side of the bed with him glued to me (poor DH gives up and goes into the spare room).

SellMySoulForSomeSleep Thu 28-Jul-16 21:40:44

My DD used to end up in my armpit. Never figured out how she got there.

Thebookswereherfriends Thu 28-Jul-16 21:46:49

God, Yes! It used to drive me potty! I move a lot in my sleep - I have to because of various pains, my dd always seemed to wriggle into me in such a way that I couldn't move. I have never slept so badly as when I slept with my dd! Once she was 3 or 4 months I was able to move her gently away without her waking and it was a bit more restful.

AliceInHinterland Thu 28-Jul-16 21:50:58

Great tip nottalotta! They seem extremely sensitive to body heat, like little heat seeking missiles. It is cute, I think the best thing is for your husband to leave you to it so you can both sprawl out together. It's not forever!

seven201 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:36:23

Great tip nottalotta! My girl is in a sleeping back so I have occasionally been able to pick her up by under the neck and other end of bag, but it has limited success!

This is our bed this morning after I crept out from beside her.

Nottalotta Fri 29-Jul-16 19:48:50

It worked a treat for me. I couldn't put ds down for months without him waking. I started feeding him on the blanket, then picked it up by the corners and swung him off my lap onto the bed. Then when a bit older, off the bed into the cot.

I also used my very soft old feeding pillow, as a substitute mummy. It's a v shaped one, I put the point of the v at the bottom of the cot and wrapped the two arms either side of ds, not up by his head though, just so it touched his bottom half.

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