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VerityClinch Sat 22-Sep-12 15:43:12

I'm not co-sleeping with my almost two year old against my own volition and against my better judgement because I am too soft to do controlled crying and if he wakes his three year old sister that's the whole house up and everyone will need a story before they go back down and although it is hilarious that DS rattles his cot bars shouting "awake, awake" it is not quite so hilarious at 4am for the fifth time that night...

Oh no. Not me.

I am doing Baby Led Sleeping,

(It's all about the branding dontcha know)

grin

Ecgwynn Sat 22-Sep-12 16:25:10

OOOhh, very trendy!

VintageNancy Sat 22-Sep-12 17:32:50

You should write a book about this new-fangled concept grin.

PseudoBadger Sat 22-Sep-12 17:34:09

I am also following this methodology.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 22-Sep-12 17:36:15

Wish I'd thought about the branding when DS was little instead of mainlining tea, contemplating valium and begging DH to take DS out in the car so that I could have at least one hour's sleep out of 24.

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 22-Sep-12 19:23:28

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Suchanamateur Sat 22-Sep-12 20:19:42

Oh, come on. It's BLS, dontcha know.

wildpoppy Sat 22-Sep-12 20:20:55

Love it

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 22-Sep-12 20:21:24

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VerityClinch Sat 22-Sep-12 20:27:47

To be fair, there are similarities confused

But now everyone is getting about three more hours sleep a night.

Baby Led Sleeping. It's the future. Possibly until they leave home for Uni. Who knows?

Ooh me too! Am I suddenly trendy? I was calling in 'too knackered to fight with a baby any more' led sleeping grin

ZimboMum Sat 22-Sep-12 20:40:29

I like it! Have been in the BLS club for some time now. smile

HearMyRoar Sat 22-Sep-12 20:44:16

Hurrah! Now when friends tell me smugly about their babies who sleep through in a cot in another room to them I can sniff condescendingly and simply say 'Well, of course, I'm doing Baby Led Sleeping don't you know'.

In your face people with sleeping babies! Hah! grin

VerityClinch Sat 22-Sep-12 21:25:09

HearMyRoar Yes! Yes! That's exactly it.

The superior sniff of condescension. The unspoken implication that you are the more natural, intuitive, nurturing mother.

No crying it out for you. No desperate attempts to night-wean. No pat pat shush shush shush shush pat pat oh fuck it then cuddle feed cuddle carefully put back down oh fuck shush shush pat pat shush shush.

No, no.

We are fucking visionaries.

We are the Baby Led Sleepers.

And all the other mums will wonder why WE know about BLS-ing and THEY don't.

maldivemoment Sat 22-Sep-12 21:29:56

Oh my goodness...I am a fucking visionary...

...LOVE IT!!!!!

omletta Sat 22-Sep-12 21:34:44

Could do extended BLS and continue during the teenage, coming home at dafto'clock, years!

MrClaypole Sat 22-Sep-12 21:41:39

This is a revelation! I never knew I was so "on-trend"!

wigglesrock Sat 22-Sep-12 21:42:56

Oh - well I've been doing it for years - grin

MangoLangoTango Sat 22-Sep-12 21:43:49

Oh I love this! BLS sounds so much better than ''no I can't be arsed to persuade him to sleep in the cot"

Bloody glad said cot is second hand too since it's now a glorified clothes horse.

<Falls in love with OP. She is wise>

<gets craft kit out and starts making special BLS badges>

NomNomingiaDePlum Sat 22-Sep-12 21:51:53

gosh, is that what we're doing? i thought we were Making A Rod For Our Own Backs...

KatyJ26 Sat 22-Sep-12 21:54:19

ooooh loving this thread - I am expert in BLS!!!!

An expert Katy? Probably you should write a book. I'd buy it along with every other book on the market

IShallPracticeMyCurtsey Sat 22-Sep-12 22:00:20

Well, if it's the latest thing

<hauls DD out of cot>

<remembers the 6 long months it took to get DD into cot>

<turfs DD back in cot>

ProcessYellowC Sat 22-Sep-12 22:01:30

Love it!

I now know that I did Baby-Led-Sleeping.

And it worked for me! 4 yr old sleeps very well thanks it only took till he was three and a half

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