Sleep

Vishnu - posted on 11/30/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi mums I m planning to put my 5 yr old and 7 month old baby boy to sleep in same bed room the baby has to learn how to self settle ..any suggestions are really appreciated
Thanks
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Dove - posted on 11/30/2015

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Why does a 7 month old have to learn to self settle? They really don't... especially if you are breastfeeding. Nursing to sleep is what babies were designed to do.

As for putting them in the same room together... I would not do it unless your baby is already sleeping through the night on his own. It's not fair to disrupt the sleep of your older child.

Sarah - posted on 11/30/2015

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Putting baby down when he/she is drowsy but awake will allow him to fall asleep on his own. Does the baby sleep thru the night, or do you have to get up and help him back to sleep? Your five year old will probably not wake up to baby crying, kids sleep much more soundly than mom does.

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