My area seems to have a super aggressive SIDS awareness thing going on so every product I buy has SIDS warnings and "back is best" slogans all over the place (it's even written on the front of his sleepers... you'd think it would be on the back... but anyway...), they've turned me into a paranoid nutcase.
When I'm tired I've even found myself unconsciously flipping over stuffies if I see them face down and if the dogs sleep with pillows or blankets over their face I even free their airways
When are babies/toddlers officially out of the woods?
I believe peak time is 4 - 6 months, but it can occur up to 2 years old.
I find myself much more comfortable as they pass 6-7 months and into a year, probably because they are becoming mobile and move a lot more in their sleep.
Yeah, I stop worrying as much around 6 months. My 4 mo still sleeps on me in a carrier or downstairs (where he gets woken by his brother often ~sigh~) and will until he's 6 months old. Then I'll feel better letting him nap upstairs in the crib. People say I'm making life tough by doing this but it's really for my mental health, so oh well :)
After 6 months I relax a lot. Hopefully I can teach DS2 to sleep happily away from me then!
Me: Sarah, married to: J, mommy to: C (8/10) and E (11/12)
My baby used to take naps on me when I carried him in a wrap while I was doing housework. It wasn't intentional, it was just the only way I could get through vacuuming the house or cleaning my huge fish tank without interruption. About 5 minutes in, he would just fall asleep. It wasn't really my preferred method of him napping though, I would always worry about breaking his neck or bonking his head on something
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