how do u let overly touchy family know they have to stop waking the baby?

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Becky - posted on 05/27/2009

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I always told my family, very sweetly, that the one that wakes up my baby gets to put her back to sleep. It is a slightly humorous way to let them know that you'd rather them leave your baby alone while she's sleeping, while letting them know what a difficulty it is to finally get your baby to sleep, only to have them woken up again by some disturbance, and how hard this sort of thing is on mothers with infants.

Lauren - posted on 05/25/2009

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just tell your family to leave them alone and wait for them top wake up. b/c if they dont hes or she will wake up cranky.

Kimi - posted on 05/25/2009

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Avoid visits durring nap time when ever possible.

Just tell them that he needs to sleep and you will let them know when he can get up to play.

Put him in a quiet area as far away from them as possible and bring a baby monitor with you to your relative's houses. They will know that you are serious about his sleep if he is stowed away in a bedroom and will be less tempted if they don't see him.

A baby sling works too if you want him close because they won't be able to grab him from you.

Kelly - posted on 05/25/2009

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I had this problem with mine. You have to be careful you don't offend people. Just say that your baby is playing you up in the nights because he/she expects to be cuddled all the time or failing that keep the baby in they're cot in they're room when they are asleep x

Gemma - posted on 05/25/2009

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Just tell them, they are not the ones that have to deal with a grumpy baby when they have gone. Good Luck

George - posted on 05/25/2009

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hi ya they shoud respect the babys nap time in the first place i no a new baby is fun time for the family but they need there sleep an there routin just say to them if the baby is asleep could u kindly leave him sleeping an if they dont listen be a bit hader in the way u say it

Jennifer - posted on 05/25/2009

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say do u mind keeping the noise down i just got the baby to sleep i dnt want her or him to be disturbed because im trying to get them into a routine

Britny - posted on 05/25/2009

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Just let them know. I was scared about telling the baby's daddy's family about rules I have over my daughter, but he said...Its our child and we make the rules. So just politely tell them that sleep is sacred to a baby she/he needs sleep to grow. And that you would appriciate if if they didn't wake the baby. Maybe let them see the baby more when he/she is awake?

Jessica - posted on 05/25/2009

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You simply let them know that they are disturbing the routine you are trying to set up for your baby.

Christiana - posted on 05/25/2009

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I would just ask them when the baby is sleeping not to wake him up. You know the saying " Never wake a sleeping Baby " Just be polite about it and ask them that if he's sleeping not to touch him b/c he'll wake up.

Christiana - posted on 05/25/2009

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I would just ask them when the baby is sleeping not to wake him up. You know the saying " Never wake a sleeping Baby " Just be polite about it and ask them that if he's sleeping not to touch him b/c he'll wake up.

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