(Closed) Waking during the night.

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There is a link between co-sleeping and night waking, especially in older babies. Even Dr. Sears says that! They nurse more at night. We co-sleep and it’s just a trade-off – I don’t have to get out of bed ever to nurse, she nurses more at night. 

Post # 4
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It makes sense– I wake more sleeping with my husband than I do when he is away on business. It’s natural to be awoken when somebody rolls over, gets up to go the bathroom, etc. Most moms who co-sleep are nursing, as I understand it, so it seems logical that if baby wakes it would want to be nursed back to sleep.

These are generalizations I am making, but not judgements. I am sure there are exceptions to both sides (babies who sleep beter with mom and babies who wake often in their own beds). 

Post # 5
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m in the opposite situation right now. My son is 4.5 months. In his crib, he sleeps maybe 1-2 hours at a stretch before waking himself up. If I pull him into bed with me, he sleeps much longer. I think he gets comfort out of being near me. 

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