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#1 of 28 Old 05-07-2007, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Am I the only one whos DD sleeps in their arms at night and during naps?
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no armssleepers?
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My son does! Well, he used to a lot. But now he is all into his own space for a few hours, but then he's right back to being a barnacle babe.
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Well, I wear dd during naps, but at night, she's snuggled into my arm, laying on her side facing me. Every once in awhile at night she wants her own space, but I'm always happy when she's ready to cuddle again.
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DS doesn't sleep IN my arms, but pressed up against my upper arm or in the crook of my elbow. If I scoot him away a bit to get me more space, he just finds my arm again

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Yep, my DS (three months today! woo!) is always on me for naps, and in the crook of my elbow at night. He's started to want his own space at night occasionally though, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts!
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DD goes through phases where she will wake up if I try to put her down, so yes, I have an arms sleeper. At night some part of her is always touching me, most often I have my arm curled around her.

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Definately an arms sleeper here!! Half the time I wake up with my 2.5 yr old's hand up my shirt, patting my "nani's" and my dd is asleep on my other side with her head on the boob!! Just the way I like it! (Although some nights I swear if that kid pinches my nipple again in his sleep again lord knows what I might do)... like I'd actually do something more than just roll over!
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You're not alone! My 9-month old is sleeping/nursing in my right arm as I try to type.

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Yes, for at least a few hours every night. My arm tends to fall asleep though!
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yep. all night and 90 percent of naps. i lurve it!

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Us too! Every nap and every night...we even converted Grandma from being a "too busy, go in the crib" to her saying "I think all I did this winter was hold her!" (in a good way!)

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my dd is 6yrs and still likes to sleep on my arm. If not on my arm she atleast wants me to face her as she falls asleep.

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one here too..shes soooo heavy,and a mouth full of teeth,, she bites down and hangs on.. kinda hurts..but as soon as i take her off, she wakes,, theres alot of stuff that doesnt get done.. Im just trying to get her to sleep in her own bed, starting with afternoon naps. she crys the older kids come running and get her out, its a good thing unless i want to try to get her to sleep in there. I love the time that is spent I have no regrets, i just need a nanny.. yea thats it... that way i can sit and hold her all the time....
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Oh my gosh... I have TWO arm sleepers and TWO very sore shoulders... My 21 month-old is a big-time night nurser and my 4 year old will only fall asleep "cozy" in my arms. Very funky body mechanics at night here. Lucky husband gets most of the bed to spead out and SLEEP. I hear one day kids "want" to sleep in their own beds and I'm sure I'll miss the sore sleepless nights. I wonder when...
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So this is what you call it? An arm sleeper? YES! Well, for the first 4-6 months at least. That's how I started cosleeping.. .I was snuggling Natalie up to me at the hospital one night, and I rested her on my arm on a pillow next to me in bed, and we both fell asleep that way. So that is how we co-slept for the longest time. It felt safer to me than just having her lay on the bed next to me. But woo-whee the older she got, the heavier she got -- I thought I was going to need years of chiro work. Thankfully, that was not the case. She now sleeps on the bed next to me, and very rarely will fall asleep on my arm at night in bed - she wants her own space.
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naps yes, night time, we cuddle close, but not in arms...right now he is sleeping in a wrap on my chest.
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yep. all night and 90 percent of naps. i lurve it!
yea that, but my shoulders get sore some though... now I'm so used to it if I somehow get him to sleep another way I am unable to sleep.

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yea that, but my shoulders get sore some though... now I'm so used to it if I somehow get him to sleep another way I am unable to sleep.
the funny part is that even though it sometimes gets real sore the isometric contraction of my arm muscles have given me great definition - much better than when i was lifting heavy weights!!

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Definitely! She starts out in the co sleeper and then is back in bed with us after she wakes up to eat.
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Oh, yes, we slept with my arm around our son for several months, too. Now he seems to sleep better with just a little more space but definitely still touching and sometimes during the night I still wrap my arm around him if his sleep is a little more restless and it tends to calm him down. My shoulder did feel contorted and sore at times, so I'm glad it's not all the time anymore.

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DD sleeps in my arms (nursing while she sleeps) during nap-times, but at night she sleeps next to me

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Ds sleeps in my armpit does that count !!!!!!!!
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my two year old is, love every minute of it! It will be over all to fast!

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My 7-month old DD has slept in my arms every night except the one night she had to be under lights at the hospital for jaundice. I didn't sleep a wink.

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My first born (daughter) was an armsleeper for the first 3 months of her life. After that, she started sleeping in her crib in the room next to us.... very good sleeper, surprisingly enough. Still armsleeper when it came to napping for at least another year.

The only thing I did not care for is that she was/is a heavy sweater... and I would wake up with my arm and clothes completely SOAKED.

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for the first three months of her life she slept in my arms all the time! naps and at night. Now she just wants me to put her down I miss it.
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DD's 8th month head is lodged in my armpit at night. This allows me to sleep on my side or my back. No armpit...DD wakes up.

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