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some questions about sleep!

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Tumtitum Mon 09-May-16 16:11:45

I have a 3 month old DD and some questions about sleep!! We currently cosleep and EBF, naps during the day are variable!

- if they are supposed to sleep in the same room as us until 6 months, does that mean for naps too? DD is becoming more and more curious and I'd say for currently half of her daytime naps if she's not on me or in the sling she'll wake at the slightest noise... Should I start trying to put her in her cot for naps or is she too young??

- how does the pick up put down thing actually work? I've tried it a couple of times with DD but she gets overtired easily and then it gets harder and harder to get her to sleep (this is even when catching her at her earliest signs of tiredness!)

- how do people manage to have a sex life whilst co sleeping?? Or do you just wait?!

- thinking of moving Dd's cot into our room and transitioning her into it... She currently sleeps in our bed, 50/50 in a sleepyhead or just next to me (the latter esp if she's waking frequently so I can feed her lying down). Any tips??

Sorry, I'm being lazy and asking lots of questions instead of starting multiple threads! grin

UptownFunk00 Mon 09-May-16 16:15:15

All the same questions as you with same aged DC.

Watching with interest!

NickyEds Mon 09-May-16 18:29:11

- yes they are supposed to have all sleep in the room with you until 6 months, including naps. Ds napped on me or in the buggy until 7-8 months and slept downstairs in a moses basket until 6 months. Dd napped in her bouncy chair or on me (if ds was napping)until around 6 months ish too. She sleeps loads better in her cot though.
-No idea about put up put down my whole life is put up put down!!
-With Sex I think it depends on how you Co sleep. Ds never came into our bed but until quite recently dd (now 10 months) 2 old often end up in our bed, but since she stared the might in her cot then it was fine. I've heard on here of people just shagging downstairs, presumably with the baby in a moses basket? Or waiting until 6 months when the baby can be put upstairs a line and doing it downstairs then? I don't know! Either way having a Co sleeping baby is just going to interfere one way or another with Sex.
-I'd get her into her cot if you possibly can. I often wonder how people Co sleeping with older dc cope from 7 to whenever they go to bed, as they can't be left in a bed when they can roll.

NickyEds Mon 09-May-16 18:30:21

Sorry about all of the typos, hope you got my drift!

Tumtitum Mon 09-May-16 21:39:58

Yes thanks Nicky smile

Another question... If I can't manage to get her into the cot (have been away to three different places now all with perfectly good travel cots and kept saying I'd try her in the travel cot but it was always me who felt too sad to miss out on the cuddles in bed!!! blush) I've been thinking about one of those next to me things so at least she is just on the side of the bed, but I'm not sure how long they last for? She is quite a long baby so I wouldn't want to buy one for her to grow out of it next month!!!

Don't think my libido is quite high enough yet for shagging on the sofa wink

pookamoo Mon 09-May-16 21:43:03

Hi OP, have you looked at the Infant Sleep Information Source website?

Loads of information on there about normal baby sleep patterns that might help.

I'm not sure about the sex, though.

Tumtitum Mon 09-May-16 22:38:53

ISIS online.... Quite an unfortunate acronym there!!! confused

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