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To STILL be checking the baby's breathing?!

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notanothernamechangebabes Mon 13-Feb-17 16:07:36

He's 5 months.

At what point does your heart stop flying into your mouth when they're sleeping, and doing that shallow sleep breathing. And you stare for ages to watch their chests rise and fall. Even though their cheeks are pink. And theyre all warm and cosy. And clearly alive but sleeping.


(Lighthearted but also.... WHEN?!? grin )

Ilovecaindingle Mon 13-Feb-17 16:08:56

Ds when he went into his big boys bunk.
He was 2!!

Sirzy Mon 13-Feb-17 16:09:23

Ds is 7 and I still do it - although in my defence he has asthma so that excuses some of my paranoia I hope!

Teenspov Mon 13-Feb-17 16:09:28

My mum still does that on occasion-and I'm 17...

MommaGee Mon 13-Feb-17 16:09:55

No idea. Mine is 20 months and on the bus the other day he was sleeping and breathing really shallowly. Still did the hand on chest thing
Go in and check in the night tp make sure he's not choked himself on his o2 pipes and the angelcare mat is still working haha

Buddahbelly Mon 13-Feb-17 16:10:16


DS is nearly 5. I still go in and check him every single night before I go to bed. I expect Ill still be doing it when hes 18 too.

Chattymummyhere Mon 13-Feb-17 16:10:30

I still check my older two who are 7 and 5 is they are ill. My nearly year old is still on a sensor pad so I'm no help really.

Buddahbelly Mon 13-Feb-17 16:10:50

So glad Im not the only one who still does this.

NuclearSwan Mon 13-Feb-17 16:11:04

I check my DD's breathing every night and she's nearly 11!

Hatemylifenow Mon 13-Feb-17 16:11:06

Er...I haven't done that since he was really tiny confused

If he's asleep then I'm sleeping!!!!

I sometimes think I'm a rubbish mother....he's my PFB as well. God knows how neglected the next one will be.

mummyofmoomoos Mon 13-Feb-17 16:11:37

I still check all of mine, 4 year old, 5 year old and... um... 15 years old 😂

DianaMemorialJam Mon 13-Feb-17 16:11:54

With the first one probably about a month or two, with this one he's 8 weeks and I'm already chilled. After all when they sleep it means I can crochet catch up on washing grin

Hatemylifenow Mon 13-Feb-17 16:12:04

OP ain't coming back.

SmileEachDay Mon 13-Feb-17 16:12:21

My DC woke me up in the night to cheerily enquire "are you still alive mummy?"

I'm 42.

notanothernamechangebabes Mon 13-Feb-17 16:13:30

Oh Jesus.

lifenow you're not a rubbish mother. You're clearly just sane.

Minimum 17 years and 7 months to go then...

May start breaking out the Kalms. (For me. Not him.) grin

Hatemylifenow Mon 13-Feb-17 16:14:08

Oh whoops wrong thread there, sorry op!!!

notanothernamechangebabes Mon 13-Feb-17 16:15:23

lifenow I nearly didn't. The life sentence news was quite a shock.

magicstar1 Mon 13-Feb-17 16:15:27

I remember waking up one night to see my mother leaning over me listening to me breathe...I screamed, she screamed grin I was about 16 lol

MommaGee Mon 13-Feb-17 16:16:10

My DC woke me up in the night to cheerily enquire "are you still alive mummy?"

Aww so cute

notanothernamechangebabes Mon 13-Feb-17 16:16:51

star now you come to mention it, I remember I had a v similar incident with DM in my late teens... Clearly it's a "you're never too old for me to...." Thing

ElectricMelon Mon 13-Feb-17 16:17:20

Oh God, my Dd is 3 and I still check her every night. I go in and put my hand on her chest or I prod her...

She is napping on the other couch and very, very quiet so I am going to do it now grin

enfru Mon 13-Feb-17 16:17:28

DS is 9 and I still check on him before I go to bed and if I get up in the night for the toilet or something! Can't help myself, have to make sure he's still alive 😂

londonrach Mon 13-Feb-17 16:18:08

I check to make sure before i turn the light off (dd 6 months)

SmileEachDay Mon 13-Feb-17 16:18:26

momma it felt more like scientific enquiry than genuine concern...grin

228agreenend Mon 13-Feb-17 16:20:41

Mine are 17 and 14 and still occasionally check (blush), although it's usually in the morning if they have in unusually late, rather than night. One can near be to careful..

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