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post #41 of 65
omg. how terrifying! thank god you were right by his side...he's blessed to have you as his mama.....
post #42 of 65
mothers instincts are a beautiful thing..
post #43 of 65
Last night my dd was sick so I slept on the floor with her in the living room, while Miles was in the bedroom with dh. I felt so weird being away from him! I didn't cosleep with dd but now I can't imagine how I didn't know to do that from the beginning with her. Miles has a lot of congestion and it's very comforting to hear his every breath.

I'm so glad that your baby is okay and that you were there for that sweet little one.
post #44 of 65
wow. i got chills reading this. i am such a big advocate for cosleeping... dd had reflux and i would often wake up to check on her becuase i was scared of this very thing happening. indeed, motherly instincts are beautiful things. i'm glad your baby is ok.
post #45 of 65
omg...i can't think of a better story to promote the wonderful benefits of co-sleeping!!! so sorry that you had to experience that, it must have been scary, but just to think about what could have been must be so relieving!
post #46 of 65
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Originally Posted by rozzie'sma
I am so glad he is ok. Co-sleeping is just so good.
ditto. glad you noticed
post #47 of 65
If your baby is spitting up alot in bed, you might try a foam wedge to keep his head elevated. I started co-sleeping when my baby was on a heart monitor. He never had any apnea when he was sleeping with me, only when alone in the bassinet!
~Renee
post #48 of 65
wow, thank goodness you cosleep!
post #49 of 65
Hi didnt have time to read everyones post but i wanted to let you know i know how your feeling I posted the same post here a few months ago
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=232983

I wonder how often this happens..just scary
post #50 of 65
I am so happy you were there for your baby. I will sleep with my baby for sure and am going to copy what you wrote to show other people.Your baby was so lucky you were there.
post #51 of 65
I am so happy to hear that your lil' one is ok. I am a co-sleeper with my 19 month old son. I am now 6 months pregnant with twins. I would like to co-sleep with them as well, but not sure how to manage. My older son is not ready to be moved to his own room. Any advice?

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post #52 of 65
I don't post much and am going to go out on a limb here. But...

What about this sleeping on the back thing? It used to be that sleeping on the tummy was the norm. Now it's the back. On the tummy a baby may get vomit on the sheets, but isn't as likely to have it plug their mouth and prevent breathing.

Yes, I've heard about SIDS, but I've also heard that matress fireproofing treatments are a causal contributor and that covering a child's matress with plastic reduces SIDS 50%. Ok, how about the cosleeping situation of a bed that is well aired, doesn't have crib bumpers to trap the bad gasses, and has moms breath to listen and respond to. (and I never used new baby clothes to avoid fire retardants)

Aren't these enough to move our babies back to their tummies?
post #53 of 65
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Originally Posted by crunchyconmomma
ummm... i'm a little choked up. that did bring tears to my eyes and i am SOOOO happy for you! how scary. must stop or i will cry more....

OMG me too. Thank goodness he was with you.. seriously..
post #54 of 65
i am sooo glad you were right where your babe needed you!
post #55 of 65
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Originally Posted by nadinem
I don't post much and am going to go out on a limb here. But...

What about this sleeping on the back thing? It used to be that sleeping on the tummy was the norm. Now it's the back. On the tummy a baby may get vomit on the sheets, but isn't as likely to have it plug their mouth and prevent breathing.

Yes, I've heard about SIDS, but I've also heard that matress fireproofing treatments are a causal contributor and that covering a child's matress with plastic reduces SIDS 50%. Ok, how about the cosleeping situation of a bed that is well aired, doesn't have crib bumpers to trap the bad gasses, and has moms breath to listen and respond to. (and I never used new baby clothes to avoid fire retardants)

Aren't these enough to move our babies back to their tummies?

my kids both co-slept/sleep with us from birth on...I tried really hard to get them to sleep on their backs from the very beginning....but they never would. The only time they ever got any real sleep was on their tummies... :

I, too, slept with one eye open all the time...but they had to be on their tummies. I even tried to get them to sleep in the fancy positioners. I even tried the wedge under their mattress...no go! They do love our tempera-pedic mattress however.
post #56 of 65
OH wow. Thank God he is okay and that you sensed his distress! Oh I don't even want to think about all those poor little ones alone in their cribs in such a case. When my dd was little, and she was very little because she was a premie. We used a little triangle shaped wedge so that she slept partially on her side rather than flat on her back. Also, I noticed with my babies that when they were really little like that I had to be sure to burp them well or the bubble would get trapped and then choking spells like that. I would often just roll them up onto my chest and pat their backs gently until they burped. We often fell asleep like that. Oh the bliss.
Your post makes me want to go get my toddler from my DH (he and daddy co-sleep now so we can all sleep more) and bring him back in the bed with me. I miss his little body snuggled next to me safe and warm....just as soon as he and I are sleeping a little better so I'm not such a grouchy momma.
post #57 of 65
I also got chills from reading this. I have been wrestling with getting my 1 yr old ds to start sleeping in his own crib, but dh and I miss him too much. I realize we love it too much to give it up yet, and we need to be close to him at night, because he's still very young. We brought him back to bed with us, and I am about to go cuddle up to my guys and hold them tight! I am so glad your son is okay. Way to go Mama for saving that baby and being there!

Kathryn, wife to dh Rich , : :bfig: : mama to Christian 02/24/04
post #58 of 65
Thank goodness you were right there and he is okay!

We went through a similar situation with DD when she was about a month old. I woke up and looked at her and she wasn't breathing. I don't know if she was choking or what happened (or even for how long she stopped), but I rubbed her back and kind of jostled her awake and she was fine and it never happened again. I don't think I slept much at all for a long time after that. It terrified me to think of what could have happened had she been in a crib in a different room.
post #59 of 65
(((((HUGS))))) I had a similar experience, but not that dramatic. DD would frequently start breathing funny or cough a little so I'd roll her over until she got the spit up out of her mouth.

Co-sleeping rocks!
post #60 of 65
You know, I asked my ped about this. He's very into co-sleeping. Dd has reflux and he told us we HAD to co-sleep and was so glad that we already were. He says no baby under the age of 4 mos should be more than 2' away from mom at night.
We've had a couple of these scares where I know had she been in a crib she'd have died so I asked him about it. I know so many people with similar stories but obviously not that huge a proportion of babes dies in their cribs. His answer. After choking and not being able to breath, the baby will often have a seizure (again silent) which will clear the vomit and then he will start to breath normally again and mom and dad are none the wiser. I almost threw up when he told me his opinion on why more crib-sleeping babies don't die in the night.
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