But after almost 6 months I couldnt stand it anymore, and we moved her in bed with us...we've been oh so happy ever since!
I dont think it was her as much as me that needed her nearer ALL the time. now I wouldnt have it any other way...convincing dh was the prob all along...what's with some guys? lol
so my point is, I never had a problem with my baby not napping or sleeping without me after being with me all day in the sling (and she was ALWAYS in the sling, her first ride in a stroller was at 5 months, and its only been about 3 times since then...MIL
but all babys temperments/personalitys are different.....I am soooo glad mine loves her sling!
just an example for you! i am sure others will have more insight.
It isn't an all or nothing deal.
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Thanks for your help, Melmel!
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And even if she does have a hard time putting the baby down to sleep seperately, I wouldn't blame the sling. Most infants really do need to sleep next to thier mother and there is a good chance he will not want to lay down in his crib alone no matter what happens during the day.
Anyway, that's my .02. And for what it's worth, my ds *loved* his sling! He's one who needed (and still needs) a lot of closeness.
My dh was fine about it before, but just because I wanted it (and we have only 1 bedroom currently). After a week or two he was singing the praises of co-sleeping and telling anyone who would listen that he couldn't see why anyone would do anything else. (Aren't dh's so cute sometimes? )
Also, her hubby might easily be convinced after the babe is born. Once Thomas was here, Matt realized that he slept better next to me, and thus I slept better. And truly, when mama gets more sleep, the world is a better place for all
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