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To leave my baby asleep in his car seat as long as he likes right now?

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NoCapes Wed 06-Jul-16 13:32:10

Baby DS is totally none sleeping
He has his daytime naps on me, and the little sleep his does have during the night he's in my bed attached to my face
He won't sleep in the car, as soon as the engine stops he's up
Same in the pram - as soon as I stop moving he's awake

We've just been swimming and he fell asleep in the car on the way home, I carried the car seat into the living room and half an hour later he's still there fast asleep and snoring!!
This is absolutely unheard of!

So WIBU to say fuck the guidelines, leave him there as long as he wants and go and eat, drink a hot cup of tea and poo by myself?

MyBeard Wed 06-Jul-16 13:33:31

I'd leave him. Enjoy!

RoryGilmore Wed 06-Jul-16 13:34:15

You know he's going to wake up now, don't you ;)


EveOnline2016 Wed 06-Jul-16 13:34:21

Go for it, but once you sat down with a hot cuppa baby will wake it's Sod's law

Jumpmom1 Wed 06-Jul-16 13:34:42

Definitely. So long as baby isn't there for hours it's not going to do any harm. No doubt the 'car seat police' will be here soon to disagree tho wink

ppeatfruit Wed 06-Jul-16 13:34:46

What 'guidelines' ? Of course you're not unreasonable to do exactly what suits you grin enjoy your poo grin

bloodymaria Wed 06-Jul-16 13:34:59

Do it! Enjoy!

Don't attempt any housework whatever you do.

ppeatfruit Wed 06-Jul-16 13:37:15

I would take him swimming more often every day !

Natsku Wed 06-Jul-16 13:38:47

Ordinarily I'm not keen on babies napping in their car seats but in your situation you better fucking make the most of it and enjoy a cup of tea and a relax!

NoCapes Wed 06-Jul-16 13:38:47

Sshhh don't jinx me!!

I may have to start taking him for a midnight swim ppeatfruit grin

tinytoucan Wed 06-Jul-16 13:38:59

DS is still in his car seat after we got home an hour ago blush I figure since it's not everyday (we're rarely out in the car) and if I wake him he will scream blue murder it's fine. I've had a nice cup of tea with my lunch, it's been lovely grin

So I say you're fine!

NickyEds Wed 06-Jul-16 13:43:09

Do it. He'll be fine

Luckystar1 Wed 06-Jul-16 13:45:18

Oh god leave him! I was a psycho about the stupid guidelines with DS and the poor child was constantly being woken moving from one to the other....

DC2 is due very soon and that baby will be left to sleep wherever whenever!

Nacknick Wed 06-Jul-16 13:46:52

Sorry to disillusion you but from my experience with non-sleeping child it only works once...
Next time he'll be wide awake as usual after swimming!

MrsJayy Wed 06-Jul-16 13:47:39

<whispers> leave him what sane person would lift a sleeping baby

Idontknowwhoiam Wed 06-Jul-16 13:48:26

Totally leave him there! As long as he's not covered in 20 blankets he'll be fine.
Get the kettle on!

MrsJayy Wed 06-Jul-16 13:49:19

What are the guidelines?

PeaceNotPieces Wed 06-Jul-16 13:50:20 really, really quick. Babies can hear when you start to relax.


ppeatfruit Wed 06-Jul-16 13:50:27

Nocapes This reminded me of dh's cousin , her ds WOULD NOT sleep , he began proper 'all night' sleeping straight after he started nursery. He needed the full on stimulation. You're lucky you found out earlier grin

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 06-Jul-16 13:52:54

mrsjayy that babies shouldn't be in car seats for more than two hours in any one stretch due to the fact that there's a small chance it could cause breathing difficulties.

I'd say you're fine OP!

MrsJayy Wed 06-Jul-16 13:56:57

Oh right my baby is 18 didnt know that . I let her sleep half the evening in her carseat because she had reflux and the hv said sitting slightly would help . What do people do if they are on say a 3 hr journey

Babysafari Wed 06-Jul-16 13:59:47

I let mine sleep in their car seats at times like this.

NoCapes Wed 06-Jul-16 14:00:26

He's still asleep - I'm so going to pay for this later!

Turtlemeter Wed 06-Jul-16 14:00:56

Meh I did this when desperate. Close eye on the baby, cup of tea and chocolate

Babysafari Wed 06-Jul-16 14:01:36

How old is he? You might even get a power nap in.

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