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To Nurse to Sleep or to Not… Does it Need To Be a Question?

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Little babes at play and at sleep

Little babes at play and at sleep

There’s all this silly controversy in the baby world of debaters and ‘experts’.  The attachment parents (AP) say, ‘nurse your baby to sleep‘.  The anti-AP (Is there a term for these people?) go on to great lengths warning parents that if they feed their babies to sleep that their baby will never learn to ‘self sooth‘ or whatever that is supposed to mean.  In fact, the anti-AP’ers are probably concerned that your teenager will still be nursing themselves to sleep when they come home from high school (joking….).  Ok, anyway, if you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you would know that I am adamantly AP. I co-sleep, breastfed a 3 year old (and her baby sister), baby wear, etc. etc.  I was having a chat today, at one of our baby wearing meets, with a lovely mumma to four girls.  At the moment, two of her girls are 6 months old twins, and we were talking about night waking/night feeding and how our babies fall asleep, etc.  So, I thought I would share a bit on how differently I’ve put my girls to sleep. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep Culture: Baby, I’ll See Your Face in the Middle of the Night!

Sleep Baby

Can you point me in the direction of the nearest bed?

How is she sleeping? Is she a good sleeper? Are you guys getting any sleep?

Ok, if you don’t have anything else to say, you can just admire my darling baby, you don’t have to ask me how she is sleeping. Did I miss something? Babies wake up at night! They need to eat, for starters (especially the wee ones), they stir and startle and… they have to pee! Read the rest of this entry