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Co-sleeping - I'm for occasionally. Talon sleeps in bed with my about 2-3 a week but that's because DH works away. He would sleep with me sometimes when he was a baby too, usually if he was unsettled. I would never set his bed up next to our bed permanently or anything like that though.
Extended breastfeeding - Not for me. I think once they can ask for it, it becomes a bit weird! 6-12 months breastfeeding would be enough for me.
Baby wearing - All for....until they get too heavy!
To each their own Not my business what other people do to raise their children.
I don't like cosleeping but not because I think it's wrong - I just like my space when I sleep LOL. I won't do extended breastfeeding mainly b/c my boobs are big enough as they are and I want them back again. My plan is to go til Sam's 18 months.
Thank you so much *Kiliki* for another amazing siggy!
I didn't breastfeed at all (couldn't with Sean and didn't with Kayley)... Don't really know what baby wearing is... But I co-sleep. LOL We're actually getting ready to phase Kayley out of sleeping with me. She's getting close to the age Sean was when I stopped letting him co-sleep (with him it was easy to make the switch cause i was prego with Kayley and he'd always kick me so i told him it was so he didn't hurt his sister...no such excuse for with her. LOL)
I am not a fan of attachment parenting. I'm not against it for people who practice attachment parenting, it just isn't for me. I do think extended breastfeeding is ackward. IMHO, once a kid can tell you they want to nurse, they are way beyond breastfeeding age.
I did not breastfeed either time.I didn't wear my babies and as far as co sleeping goes...most of the time Logan was in his own bed/crib.Sometimes he wakes up and comes into our bed at night and that's ok with us.
I agree 100% with those who said ExBF is a bit much when they can ask for it. I wouldn't judge those who do it but its not something I would feel comfortable doing myself.
BF isn't in my cards anyway, I Bf Stone for 2 weeks and Mason for 1 before I dried up. I AM NOT attempting to BF Raini as Ive had enough problems with my breasts during this pg that Im not willing to go through clogged ducts, abscesses, and infections. Not just for my own sake but for fear of passing infection to her.
Cosleeping, Both boys were in their own rooms at 3 months. Prior to that they were in the bassinet in my room, not in my bed. Im too freaked out about rolling over on them.
Raini will be in her room at 3 mths if not before as her room is within ear shot from mine. (my bedroom has two doors, one opens up into the dining room and the other opens up into Raini's room.)
My boys do occasionally wake up in the night and get in bed with us and while Im not extremely overjoyed by that, its not a big deal. However, they arnt as bad about it now because Ive enforced a strict rule on them now that Ive gotten huge. I barely have enough room as it is and Im constantly tossing and turning.
As for baby wearing, thats cool, I tried it with the boys but I found it to be too uncomfortable for me and couldnt find the right sling that didnt keep my back hurting.
Logan always did better in his own crib and his own bed.There were a couple of times while DH was deployed that he would wake up in the middle of the night(he was 1 then) and I would put him in the bed with me and he would NOT go to sleep.He wanted to play and giggle so he went back in his crib and went to sleep.lol