Last time we went on holiday DS was 8mo and he screamed his head off every time I put him in the travel cot. In the end I had to feed to sleep to get him in it and by night 3 of 7 he woke every hour . He had twigged I was in the room with him. I came home stressed and shattered.
We are about to go away for 3 nights and I just cant bear the thought of doing that again. Hes now 10mo and has recently forgotten how to self settle as a result of teething and maybe a regression. He comes into our bed about 5am for an hour or two and zonks out.
Would it be crazy to think it would be easier to cosleep for those 3 days than haul all his gear to a hotel and spend the nights pacing the floors?? But obviously I dont want to come home and him not sleep in his cot....albeit atm I am holding him to 90% asleep then laying him down and he wakes 3 x a night 😬
Do it ! Its your holiday too , you need to rest. I don't understand all this angst about co sleeping ( tiny babies and safety of course ) . My ds is 4 and still comes in for a cuddle if he is poorly or upset. I know he won't be doing this for much longer so i make the most of cuddles - although im a single mum so dont have a man to worry about ! Please enjoy your holiday and dont spend a moment worrying over this
Is it that the some rules apply as when they are tiny in regards to cosleeping position (on my part) So arm over and above their head? I used to snooze with him when he was in our room months ago. I just cant imagine getting him to sleep straight now! (He starfishes...)
Haha thanks. I appreciate safety is extremely important though - at this age he is obviously quite mobile so I do want to make sure hes OK. Are there any guidelines for this age? He probably would be between me and his dad. Is this a no no? A quick google suggests I need to be on a mattress on the floor or have a bed guard and for him to sleep with anyone but me is a no no...
And no alcohol etc..
I must admit for his morning snoozes i just put him in the kddle of our bed until dad gets up
At 8 months he would just move out the way, surely.
DD slept on me for 4 months and between us (when DH was home) for the next 5-6 months. Never any problems. I used to hold the bottom of the sleeping bag so she couldn’t wriggle away to start with the. Just left her to it. She never wanted to be far away.
I would be a bit wary if he is sleeping in his cot all night till 5am as when my daughter got ill around 18 months she ended up in with me and has never spent a full night in her own cot (now toddler bed) since. She's always been a rubbish sleeper though so I might have been unlucky. Could you use a sleepy head in the travel cot perhaps?
I tried the sleepyhead in the travel cot last time albeit the smaller one (hes in the grand now) that said he seemed quite conscious he was very low down and since that holiday we have lowered his bedroom cot to the lowest setting so perhaps that will work in my favour. Maybe I just do as I do here and try the cot and then put him in the bed if all else fails. Hes teething bad atm (4 teeth coming) so is not going more than 1 - 2 hours without waking any way