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Co sleeping with toddler - no alcohol rule (parent!)

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daisydalrymple Mon 09-May-16 11:59:24

Hi, dc3 is 18mo and cosleeps from when he wakes after my bedtime. I'm still BF so haven't had a drop of alcohol since before pg and won't do until he's weaned and we're sleeping better!

DH however enjoys a glass of wine at the weekend. Since dc3 was born he's not slept in the bed if he's had a drink. Now dc3 is older, does the no alcohol rule still stand? If DH has a glass or two of wine during the evening is it still recommended not to co sleep?

NickyEds Mon 09-May-16 13:43:04

I would have thought it would be fine after a glass of wine. It only takes a couple of hours to leave his system anyway so unless your dc need to come into your bed straight away then there would most likely be no alcohol left in his system. The main problem with drinking and Co sleeping is with small babies as it increases the sids risk so that wouldn't be applicable. You'd be fine to have one if you wanted.

Tumtitum Mon 09-May-16 15:39:47

I think one or two would be fine, as long as he is not tipsy when he comes into bed. We are currently co-sleeping with my 3 month old and if my husband has had a drink I sleep with her on my side (me between her and him) just to be on the safe side. I think if they're older anyway they're sure to let your hubby know if he rolls onto them!! smile

daisydalrymple Mon 09-May-16 19:35:02

Yes that's what I've been wondering. All 3 dc have co slept do I've always followed the safe sleeping guidelines, but at 18 months I was starting to think one glass of wine should be ok.

Sofa for sure after a night out with his mates! Thanks

Cel982 Mon 09-May-16 19:46:44

I'm breastfeeding and co-sleeping with my 2.5 year old and have a glass of wine most nights. Have never even been close to tipsy.

daisydalrymple Mon 09-May-16 20:19:13

Thanks cel. cheers grin although I'm on newly discovered alcohol free eisberg wine, which actually isn't so bad after 2+ years of not drinking'

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