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Ds2 is 3 months old, and we've coslept since birth. However, he gets so hot at night that I'm not able to get any sleep. I wake up hot and sweaty every night. He just wears a onesie and a light blanket. I wear shorts and a tank and no blanket, with a fan running.

The real problem is that no matter how long I let him sleep in my arms, when I put him down he wakes up every time. I don't know what to do, I'm not getting any sleep, but the alternative has ds2 not sleeping either. I'm about at my wits end.

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((((Hugs))))

I have been there with co-sleeping issues and can definately sympathize. We stopped co-sleeping for several months due to our issues and only recently have begun co-sleeping again, but this time around is going better (after a rocky re-start). Whatever you end up doing I'm sure it will be for the best for the family. Good luck working things out!
 

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I've tried swaddling, nursing laying down, and our bed isn't big enough for me to scoot away. None of those things worked


I've thought about sleeping topless, but I still leak A LOT! I would probably end up waking myself up because I'd be sleeping in a puddle of bm


Dh and ds1 are on Christmas break starting today, so maybe I'll take these up coming 2 weeks to kinda get ds2 used to sleeping in his crib, which is right next to our bed.

Thanks for the ideas, and I might give swaddling another try before I give up on cosleeping entirely.
 

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I've tried swaddling, nursing laying down, and our bed isn't big enough for me to scoot away. None of those things worked


I've thought about sleeping topless, but I still leak A LOT! I would probably end up waking myself up because I'd be sleeping in a puddle of bm


Dh and ds1 are on Christmas break starting today, so maybe I'll take these up coming 2 weeks to kinda get ds2 used to sleeping in his crib, which is right next to our bed.

Thanks for the ideas, and I might give swaddling another try before I give up on cosleeping entirely.
I should clarify-we swaddled, had a fan going for white noise, made sure the room was as dark as possible.

I leak a lot in the beginning too. But I can't stand wearing clothes while sleeping, so I kept a stash of prefolds or flats on my nightstand or in the pocket of our Arm's Reach so that I could just throw one over the other boob and avoid getting soaked. I stopped leaking by 4-4.5 months i think.
 

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I've thought about sleeping topless, but I still leak A LOT! I would probably end up waking myself up because I'd be sleeping in a puddle of bm

Sleep on a towel!


Or with a prefold over the boob...

-Angela
 

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What about nursing down in a twin bed pushed right up against yours? Then you can roll over into your own space. That's what we did when our son was about a year old. We call it the "bed palace" because it's like one gigantic bed, but everyone has the possibility of an independent spot. It takes up a lot of room but I can't tell you how worth it it is to us!

I couldn't have slept topless either, btw. My son would have been nursing all night if he had full blown access to those things
I remember a few times when he managed to get my shirt up and latch on while I slept (or maybe I offered in my sleep? who knows! lol) and I'd wake up because I was having an "itchy nipple" dream. HAHA!
 
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