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What is your worst habit as a Mommy?

My worst habit is definitely comfort nursing or nursing him to sleep. I know it's just making things harder for me later, but I just can't stop doing it!

 

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Re: What is your worst habit as a Mommy?

  • I do that too. I don't feel bad about it either.
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  • I do the same thing - and I actually tend to plan to nurse him to sleep for his late afternoon nap bc sometimes it's the only way I can get that nap from him. And I do it in a way we call a "boob nap" and I just let him sleep while sucking and sucking even after I know he is done eating, and I don't move him...I either sleep myself or watch TV or read and don't move an inch for up to 2 hours.
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  • i do it too and it makes everything a lot less stressful right now. its also the only thing ive found so far that works to get her to sleep.
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  • I agree with all PP. It's hard not to just nurse and nap when it makes life easier for all involved.

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  • It's a tie between rocking him to sleep for naps and nursing him to sleep at bedtime. Both nasty, nasty habits.
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  • Nursing him to sleep and bed sharing. 
  • Going to him as soon as I hear a peep at night. I really should give him a minute or two to see if he can fall back asleep on his own.
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  • I'm do this too! It's just so hard not to when I know it will put him to sleep.
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  • Not keeping up his weekday routine on weekends.  At daycare she has DS on an awesome schedule but I can't bear to drag myself out of bed at 6:30 on the weekends, so when he wakes up at 6-6:30, I bring him back to bed with me and continue to replace the paci until he goes back to sleep.  Then we sleep till 8 and it feels heavenly, even though his naps are effed for the rest of the day.  I wish I could break this one because then he'd take 2 really awesome naps during the day, but I just can't do it. 
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  • Nursing to sleep or swaddling. I know we need to stop swaddling but it is just so much easier!
  • Brining her to sleep in bed with me when she wakes up in the morning and im too tired to wake up.  I know she will sleep another hour with me so i do it almost every morning.
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  • Sounds like we are all guilty of nursing to sleep. I'm trying hard to break this habit. Today she feel asleep twice without the boob!!! The other one is having her sleep on my chest. She has acid reflux and although she's on meds and sleeps elevated, she wakes up uncomfortable at night. So when it's 3am and I know we only have about three hrs left to sleep I bring her into our room. Bad bad and I think I've developed a habit now.
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    Going to him as soon as I hear a peep at night. I really should give him a minute or two to see if he can fall back asleep on his own.

    I do this as well, I know I should just give her a minute to see if she'll fall back to sleep.

    I also am bad about getting up and bringing her to bed with me when she wakes up at 4 AM. I know that it's better for her to learn to sleep longer on her own in the morning, but if I bring her in bed with me I guaranteed an extra 1.5 hours of sleep!

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    Mine is definitely the bed sharing snackathon from 2 am onwards. I don't do it every night but often enough.
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    i do it too and it makes everything a lot less stressful right now. its also the only thing ive found so far that works to get her to sleep.

    Me too!

  • I did that with DS#1- it was so much easier.  Now, my worst habit is saying "Just a minute" 50000000 times a day.  I wish I could do everything my little boy wanted the minute he asked but I just can't.  Now, I hear him say it whenever I ask him to do stuff.  Turnabout sucks.
  • I wake up every one and a half or two hours to check if my little pumpkin is still breathing. I cannot stop it. It is even worse now that we got her the crib.

    Although the crib is just next to the bed and she sleeps there without any complain from the first night, I get up to take her back to the bed with me once or twice a night to nurs her. She goes to sleep right away but I still keep her a little bit there so I can watch her breathing.

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  • Nurse him to sleep & bed sharing. I know I shouldn't but it makes my life easier specially since am sleep deprived lol Tongue Tied

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    Now, my worst habit is saying "Just a minute" 50000000 times a day.   Now, I hear him say it whenever I ask him to do stuff.  Turnabout sucks.

     Our's is "I can't right now. I'm busy" It has become our 3 year-old's favorite phrase!

  • Have you tried an Angelcare monitor?  It was a must for my baby girl because I have a cousin who died on SIDS.  I can't sleep without the "tick" sound that it makes to let me know she's breathing.  Despite what some people say in the reviews, I've been using it for 4 months and have NEVER had a false alarm.
  • I really don't think these are bad habits.  There's a reason we all do them and there's a reason they work so well.  It's natural!  I nurse him to sleep, swaddle, wear him, and bed share and don't feel bad about any of it.  He's two months now and on his own is needing less swaddling and getting his best sleep without the help of a boob.  You can't spoil a baby.
  • I honestly have to ask...... What's wrong with nursing to sleep? I also saw somebody post "swaddling" as a bad habit... what? How?

    Anyway, my worst habit is definitely bringing him back to bed with me in the middle of the night.

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  • I'm with you bourk997........sometimes it is so difficult otherwise to get my little one to sleep......day or night!  (She is 10 weeks this week.)
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    My worst habit is definitely comfort nursing or nursing him to sleep. I know it's just making things harder for me later, but I just can't stop doing it!

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    I do this too. ?I'm not sure how I would even go about stopping. ?

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  • My worst habit is letting DD sleep in her swing. She co-slept with us for the first 6 weeks of her life. Then got sick and needed to sleep sitting up; so we put her in the swing. And now that she's out of our bed we are getting amazing sleep and so is she. She doesn't even need it to swing all night, just a few gentle pushes at the beginning and she is out for 9 hours! I know this is going to cause major issues but I guess I'll deal with that when the time comes.
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  • your baby Morris is so darling!
  • Nursing to sleep is natural. I did this with my first too until she was 6 months (then I stopped nursing).  Then I fed her a bottle before bed most of the time.  No bad habits were created.  She is 3 now and a great sleeper -- no bad habits.

     I def nurse my son to sleep now at night.  Not for naps though -- I give him a paci.  Some may think a paci is a bad habit, but my daughter never took one and now that my son does, I find it very helpful.

    Do what works.

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  • I  also do the bed sharing snackathon from about 3:30/4:30am until the time I actually get up for the day (about 8 or 9am). I let him nurse on 1 side until we both fall asleep and then switch sides when we wake up again. Drives DH up the wall!  I am trying to break this habit,but it is so easy!! and I get to actually sleep in sometimes!
  • I don't understand what's wrong with it either - somebody please enlighten me!
  • oh good, I am not the only one who comfort/sleep nurses. We are trying to break the habit...its horrible to hear her cry but my boobs have reached the end of their endurance and breast feeding has become so painful now. How do you balance the crying without nursing? 

    (we are trying to break the habit because when dad has the kiddo and she gets upset he has no boobs-and she doesn't like binkies)

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