You're right! Being flexible is key. I was just curious as to why some people automaticly put their new baby in a room down the hall.
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8/16/04 at 1:55pm
Originally Posted by Snowbaby
It really pisses me off how all over this board people are like "I'm not judging anyone but...." and then proceed to outright bash parents who do things differently or to passive-aggressively and indirectly insinuate that they are bad parents.
Of course, now someone will say why not keep her in the same room even if not the same bed ... well, we have six cats who are used to sleeping in our room and in our bed and start peeing all over the house and fighting with each other if their routine or space is changed. When we've locked them out of our bedroom, all hell breaks loose ... we tried this and ended up having to bring one to the vet as his ear was practically bitten off in a fight. They NEVER fight otherwise - it's always related to DH and I cramping their space by locking them out of somewhere. So, we just know better than to kick them out of the bedroom at night. But, if we keep them AND the baby in the room, then we have the problem of cats wanting to sleep on top of baby or with baby (suffocation dangers).
|I just can't understand how putting a newborn off in another room would be best for the *baby*.|
Originally Posted by my~hearts~light
If a baby truly can't sleep with or near mom then by all means you have to do what helps that baby to sleep.