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  1. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    So I’ve been bedsharing with my 6mo since day one and now Im gonna start to work - which includes traveling + spending some nights away. My baby normally falls asleep while breastfeeding and he hates bottles (we’ve been working on this and now he’ll take a bit from a bottle). Any tips on how...
  2. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    My LO just passed 8 months and up until now, everything sleep has been rosy. I mean, there was that week of sleep training where I cried more than her, but it worked and all is well. We never really coslept, not intentionally, and when I woke up I would return her to her crib. All good. About...
  3. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hello, I am a new mother and my 3 month old is currently sleeping in the family bed between my husband and I. This has made it easier for breastfeeding and to get sleep as he does not want to sleep in his bassinet or crib. I was wondering about the Snoo bassinet - it rocks a baby to sleep and...
  4. February 2021 Due Date Club
    Hello, I am a new mother and my 3 month old is currently sleeping in the family bed between my husband and I. This has made it easier for breastfeeding and to get sleep as he does not want to sleep in his bassinet or crib. I was wondering about the Snoo bassinet - it rocks a baby to sleep and...
  5. Baby
    Bedsharing is something that many parents have done for hundreds of years, and only truly questioned in the last few decades with the advent of direct campaigns against bed-sharing and cosleeping. There are so many positive benefits to bed-sharing for both parents and children, though, and we...
  6. Baby
    I was pretty sure our co-sleeping days were done when my daughter turned two. Then in the span of 15 months, our family lost twin boys prematurely and our three-week-old son to cardiomyopathy. I'd always been the type of "pre-parent" who just knew we wouldn't be co-sleeping with our children...
  7. Baby
    Options for bedsharing families just got bigger (really bigger!) as a new 12-foot-wide family bed has hit the market, and co-sleeping parents everywhere are rejoicing. Cosleeping is not new, nor is it a trendy fad as some believe. Generations upon generations of families all over the world have...
  8. Baby
    Before I became a mother I constantly said, "My kids will never (fill in the blank)." My husband and I agreed our babies wouldn't take over our lives. We would still go out with friends, have date nights, follow a strict routine, and keep our bed to ourselves. Attachment parenting to me sounded...
  9. Baby
    Even as little as a generation ago, the expectation was that all babies sleep through the night. Parents assumed they must teach them to do so through "sleep-training," often involving cry-it-out methods. Many grandmothers and great-grandmothers continue to perpetuate this erroneous standard...
  10. Baby
    While doctors staunchly oppose cosleeping, many families do it anyway. And many researchers agree that, if done safely, parents should be able to share their sleep with their child. But is there an age limit to the family bed? Each of my three children bedshared. I found cosleeping to be...
  11. Baby
    Many of us want permission to do what we feel is best for our families. But the hope is that we eventually get to a place where our choices come out of our convictions, rather than popular opinion. A 2018 study on cosleeping illustrates the importance of not basing parenting decisions on what...
  12. Toddler & Child
    When and how to transition your child from cosleeping is as unique as every breastfeeding and weaning journey. Cosleeping is, in many ways, like breastfeeding. Maybe you always knew that you would cosleep, or you just stumbled into it. Perhaps you fell in love with the closeness that cosleeping...
  13. Baby
    In an effort to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome rates, Alabama is joining Ohio and New Jersey in offering Baby Boxes. The effort is based on a Finnish model where expectant mothers get maternity packages to promote 'safe sleeping practices'. You are probably aware of Finland's popular...
  14. Trying To Conceive
    I'm almost 40. We cosleep. My son is 13.5 months and still nurse mostly at night. My husband and I are TTC for #2 . The problem is I still have not start my first post postpartum period and I'm not will to wean. I'm feeling pressure because of my age. I'm hoping to catch the first egg. I'm...
  15. Baby
    Co-sleeping is incredibly helpful for parenting a newborn, especially when you're breastfeeding and you want to maximize your sleep. But what happens when your toddler isn't transitioning well to her own bed, or your preschooler wants to join the family bed in the middle of the night? Here are...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I recently discovered my almost 41-year-old husband sleeping naked and drunk with my four-year-old daughter. I just happen to wake up and go upstairs to check on her and discovered the situation. For a while I didn't do anything because I basically just couldn't believe what could be. Well...
  17. Baby
    It's 5:00 am. I have to pee very badly. And I'd like to go meditate. Someone else would simply get out of bed, pee, and blithely head off to their cushion. Not me. To do this, I must pull off a CIA operation. I must remove the covers, inch by inch - in the dead of night our comforter sounds...
  18. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hi, We have a high needs son, who has never been a great sleeper since he was born, however, he's starting to actually be more dependent on constant touch in order to stay asleep. We've done the family bed since he was an infant, however, he's always started out in his own room and then spent...
  19. Parenting
    My MIL is Indian and there they practice what I consider a somewhat extreme form of attachment parenting. Add to that the fact that she is a grandma and it's been very difficult to deal with her unsupporting attitude towards me and my decisions. Here are some examples of things they do...
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