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Co-sleeping and 6 month old, help!

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virgo1979 Thu 25-Nov-10 09:59:13

I have posted about this before, but I need help again. DS is nearly 6 months old, just over 70 cm (if thats relevant), and we co-sleep. I am getting the most terrible backaches in the night, even when I lie on my back. I have tried putting a pillow behind my back to support when lying on my side, and also dug out my maternity pillow to put between my knees, but neither have helped. Have tried lying on both sides, have flipped the mattress etc(which isnt that old) etc. What am I doing wrong?


emilyrosesmum Thu 25-Nov-10 10:04:14

I found this when I slept with my baby. I'm sure it was because I was tense about moving and hurting her even though I didn't realise it. have you tried puting something between you and him/her so you can relax a bit knowing the baby is safe?

Mummagumma Thu 25-Nov-10 10:35:09

I had this too, and like emilyrosesmum, I'm pretty sure it was to do with me feeling tense and never quite relaxing: despite really wanting to co-sleep from the outset, I could barely sleep at all for months with DS next to me (and frequently went off to the sofa and left DP & DS to it). I don't get it now that DS is a hefty lump of 11 month old and doesn't seem so squashable, but that's not much help to you at this stage. Sorry not to be helpful, but you do want to make sure you don't mess up your back in any way (which of course you know). Co-sleeping is great and lovely, but if DS will tolerate being in a side car cot or something for some of the night, it might give you an opportunity to sleep more comfortably.

virgo1979 Fri 26-Nov-10 08:43:44

thanks for replies, I think I have just forgotten how to sleep properly... I can't just lie on my side, I seem to lie all twisted etc....

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