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Eat play eat sleep

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monkey2014 Thu 14-May-15 12:14:51

I've seen lots on here about the eat play sleep structure. We're just making it all up as we go to be honest but I can see this makes sense especially about not feeding to sleep When they're older.

However my baby is only five weeks old. He wakes up hungry, then plays a bit, then will get hungry again and feed to sleep. Does it matter? I think it doesn't but I don't want to set up problems for later if I'm doing it wrong smile

tiktok Thu 14-May-15 12:42:55

It doesn't matter. Being responsive to a baby's perceived needs is fine and it supports good communication which supports good relationships smile

The idea that the pattern of a tiny baby's feed/sleep/activity can lead to something fixed and problematic later on is based on a poor understanding of babies' development, and the development of attachment.

'Making it up as we go' means being responsive to the fact your baby will have different pattens on different days....when babies are very young, it is normal to fall asleep when/immediately after feeding, and there is nothing wrong with this at all smile

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 14-May-15 12:46:07

I really hope it's OK as my 2 year old still does it sometimes! FWIW he sleeps well at night and can settle himself with no trouble. He just likes a little BF and a cuddle from time to time.

Go with the flow and enjoy your baby.

monkey2014 Thu 14-May-15 13:17:42

Brilliant, thank you smile

Springtimemama Thu 14-May-15 13:20:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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