Post # 1
***I am NOT judging anyone or looking for a debate, just curious if anyone else has noticed the same***
I have noticed a trend in the groups I am a part of on FB about babies who cosleep with their parents are waking multiple times throughout the night vs babies who do not waking less. Has anyone else noticed this in any groups or in their own lives. Like, did you cosleep with one child and not with one and notice one woke more often? Maybe it’s just the groups I’m in?!
Post # 3
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
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
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.