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Old 10-26-2005, 02:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I woke up b/c my 6 week old son was flailing against my back, but he wasn't making any noise. I picked up up and his back was arched and his head back and he was choking on his own vomit. He never made any noise, except once he finally started breathing, he would take one sharp breath and then choke again. Finally I got all the vomit out of his mouth and he began to breathe normally and then he cried and cried. If he had been in a crib, even in the same room, I would not have heard him and he would have died. But b/c he was sleeping right next to me, I felt him move in a weird way and woke up.

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Lilli,

I am so glad that you arw a cosleeping mama. Thank god your little one was okay. Is he okay now?
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What a relief he's okay.
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Oh, mama. that sounds so scary! I'm so glad he's okay.


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OMG mama that must have been so scary! Thank GOD he is ok!!

Nothing beats co sleeping. Nothing.
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I am so glad he is ok. Co-sleeping is just so good.
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Oh wow, I'm glad your little guy is OK! I'm so glad you were able to be there for him when he needed you the most. This just goes to show that babies are meant to sleep with their mamas!

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Wow! How scary! Good thing that babe was right next to you, mama!
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So glad to hear he is ok and that he was cosleeping! I bet that was so scary!

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Lucky boy to have a mama who is right there when he needs her.
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I am just so glad that he is okay Momma.
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I'm so glad your ds is okay! We had that exact same thing happen not long ago. Thank goodness for cosleeping.

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm so glad you were there for your baby.

You should write to Dr Sears and James McKenna (the two big co-sleep research advocates) about your experience. It's too bad really that the research measures sleep safety only in counts of bad outcomes. Lifesaving incidents like your go unnoticed and uncounted.
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you gave me chills. thank god for your instincts.............
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You must have been so scared! Its such a comfot to have our babies near, isnt it?
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Wow mama that must have been really scary, I'm so glad your little one is ok. That is just one of the MANY reasons that co-sleeping is a good idea.

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So glad your little one is ok, how scary!
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ds has choked like that twice and both times he barely made any noise, I just woke up for some reason and looked over and he was vomitting and choking. I can't imagine what would have happened if he had been down the hall in a crib. This is why co-sleeping actually reduces SIDS.

I'm so glad your little one is ok- these experiences really make me feel confident in following my instincts and co-sleeping.

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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....
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Yes, you should write dr. sears that was a great idea
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Wow, I am so happy he is safe! They used to call SIDS crib death but the crib makers got all up in arms about it because of sales, so they changed it to SIDS... If only the public was more educated.

Sending you and your family lots of love~

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That must have been so scary! Hugs to you mama, and hugs to your little one.

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to you and your little one! I am so glad everything is OK!!!
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You gave me goosebumps. SOOO glad your baby is okay.

The same happened to us when my ds was a bit older. Co-sleeping really can be a lifesaver.
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Thank goodness he's ok!!! That is just terrifying!

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ds has choked like that twice and both times he barely made any noise, I just woke up for some reason and looked over and he was vomitting and choking. I can't imagine what would have happened if he had been down the hall in a crib. This is why co-sleeping actually reduces SIDS.

I'm so glad your little one is ok- these experiences really make me feel confident in following my instincts and co-sleeping.

This happened to us last night, with our dd who is 16 months. She was coughing so hard that she had to throw up, but was asleep and woke me up with the sound of her choking. This has happened twice now. Dh said it is a good thing we are co-sleeping.
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thank goodness!

I had read a number of stories like this (on a "mainstream" board) and they really did influence me to embrace co-sleeping.
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That sounds so frightening!

I'm so glad that your little baby is okay! Your story has just cemented my plans to co-sleep with my babies, when we have them.

Take care,

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