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Re: [IPp] Re: pop-digest V1 #125



Hi,

I totally agree with your view.  My daughter is always
sleeping with us.  If it gets to uncomfortable one of
us will go to her bed or the couch.  It is more
important that she be near me and i can hear her if
there is a problem.

Michelle
mom to Amanda 5, dx 2/01


--- email @ redacted wrote:
>   I have people question me all the time about me
> sleeping with Jessy (I
> sleep with her in her bed)....questions like "Aren't
> you uncomfortable", "Is
> it really necessary", "Doesn't your husband mind".
> 
> Cindy and Trena,
> True Confessions.   Theres a child asleep in my bed
> as I type!   (Course I'm
> not there yet.)     We've always slept with our
> little ones.    They've
> usually
> been bumped from our bed when they turned 5, at
> which time they transferred
> to a sleeping pallet on the floor next to my bed
> until they reached an age
> where they felt comfy moving to their own room.  
> With the first two girls,
> this came after a year on the floor.
> 
> Zachary (diagnosed at 3) stayed in our room though
> even after being moved
> to the floor.    He didnt' leave till he turned 10
> and wanted to.    Till
> then I
> was happier with him nearby anyway since it was
> easier to hear him if
> he was having night terrors from highs, or acting
> strange from lows.
> 
> Then when he got so sick for a month in January, he
> moved back to the
> floor in our room for about 6 weeks.     Then back
> to his room, though he;d
> come climb into our bed each AM when hubby got up
> for work.    Just as
> well since all 6 of his seizures since Feb. have
> been at early morning ones.
> 
> As parents we need to do whatever makes us and our
> children most
> comfortable.    A psychiatrist I know used to bash
> the family bed until she
> had
> her first baby and found she'd never get any sleep
> without bringing this
> breastfed baby to bed.     She ended up sleeping
> with her till she was 3
> and the next "family bed" baby was born.    Now
> she's an advocate on it
> and has been interviewed on television, etc.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Barbara A. Petzoldt - Pump Mama to Zachary (12),  Dx
> 2/93, 508 2/02.
> Jennifer (20), Allison (17), Rachel (6)
> Fenton, MO
> email @ redacted
> Independent Kitchen Consultant for The Pampered
> Chef.
>
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