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July 22nd, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Where will you LO be sleeping at night?? For naps? at night... in the pnp right next to me for easy nursing! Naps... probably in his crib or the swing or the bouncy chair.

Do you think you will be paranoid at night when LO is asleep (ex. checking their room frequently?)? probably not too badly, since he'll be right with me, but when he sleeps at night in the crib in the nursery, you bet my sleeping gets REALLY light and that monitor is on as loud as I can get it.

Audio monitor, video monitor, audio+video monitor, sensing pad, other? Audio

How will you position your LO to go to sleep (body position, blankets, swaddlers, etc)? swaddling, with blanket while he can't get out of it, when he can wiggle out of it, the blankets will be gone and he'll be in a strict sleep sack or swaddle suit.

Who will get up in the middle of the night to tend to baby? Um, yeah, that would be me.

Will you wake up baby for scheduled feedings or feed when s/he wakes up? I probably won't wake him up to feed, I want to see how long he can go through the night, for the most part, we'll do on demand feedings (and those cluster feedings are INSANE!)

Will you let you LO fall asleep with a paci/bottle? maybe a paci if he takes it (won't offer it unless he's colicky, DD didn't use it and it ended up great), and no to the bottle (bad for forming teeth and gums).

Bumpers or no bumpers on the crib? Will you take out the bumpers when baby goes to sleep? yes on the bumpers, but not til baby can move his head around when he needs to.

Later on, when will you start to put your LO down to sleep at night? Hmmm... I can't remember. I think DD started going to sleep around 7 pm and slept nearly 12 hours... She's now going to bed at 8:00-8:30 (closer to 8:30 thanks to the late sunsets), and getting up around 7a. When the sun sets earlier, we'll try to get back to closer to 8p than 8:30p.
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