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Bedsharing - sleeping on the arm?

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I saw something in an earlier post about bedsharing and how babies shouldn't be sleeping on the mother's arm.  I just wondered why.  Is this a SIDS think about laying flat on the back or is there some other reason?

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Re: Bedsharing - sleeping on the arm?

  • With a baby as young as yours it could restrict their airway.
  • image jsugrin:
    With a baby as young as yours it could restrict their airway.

    Ah, the whole "chin-to-chest" thing you are supposed to watch out for in a carrier.  Gotcha.  Do you know what age they grow out of that? 

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  • I was wondering about this too. DS is calmest sleeping on his side with his head propped on my arm. I put my forearm between us so he can't roll forward into me. I hope it's reasonably safe.
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  • image JFH2010:
    I was wondering about this too. DS is calmest sleeping on his side with his head propped on my arm. I put my forearm between us so he can't roll forward into me. I hope it's reasonably safe.

    Yeah, I do the side position with my DS, too.  He's not on his back, so his chin doesn't go to his chest.  I also position him "little spoon" style so he is facing away from me and a little bit up (so his face doesn't go into me or the bed).  We alway wake in the same position.  I was thinking I was being safe in terms of position.   

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  • glad someone asked i saw the same thing.

    i have lo on her side too. 

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  • DS slept on my arm because I could prop him up a little and it helped his reflux.  I tried to keep my arm more under his neck than his head though so we didn't really have any problems.
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  • image Loolaide:
    DS sleeps on his side too.  He tends to use my breast as a pillow ... He started this bc he would only fall asleep nursing at first, but then started sometimes pulling off and immediately moving to use it as a pillow.
     

     

    LO uses my breast as a pillow, too- he sleeps snuggled up with it with his arms wrapped around it.    It's cute.  

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