Oct 10, 2012

Co-Sleeping


We're practicing this natural parenting method since Nuha was 2months old until today.

I admit that at first I'm so afraid to sleep next to my baby. Risau kang tido lena sampai tak sedar lenyek anak kat sebelah... Nauzubillah. Before Nuha was born, I used to tido mati, selalu tak sedar hape bila dah lena. I never taught my tido mati behavior is going to change right after delivered my daughter. Hehehe. Betullah kata orang, bila jadi mak orang sure tido-tido ayam. Up all night sampai mata lebam like panda. Hahaha ;p


Why we choose Co-Sleeping? [We : persetujuan bersama husband & me ;p]

  • Simplifying nursing - easy to BF my baby at night because I'm too lazy & not so discipline person to take her out from baby cot. Heeee ;p
  • Strengthening bonds - yes. best tido sempit menyelit nih. Best la sangat ;p Bila bapak & anak conquered the bed (above picture as a proof!) mama have to squeezing between wall & them to sleep. Sometimes tido kat bucu katil. Poor mama. Nasib badan.
  • Increasing cuddle time - It's only a left time for us to main geletek due to work constrained at day time. Sob sob sob. Crying deep inside my heart :(
  • Fall asleep easily & more nighttime sleep overall - She will sleep more quickly when she wake up during the night. Kadang-kadang mama pun tak sedar (sebab Nuha dah pandai cari susu sendiri. Heeee)
There is more pros of co-sleeping - prevent SIDS, feel secure, built-up strong character, positive behaviour & etc.

More important is for us to make sure a safe sleep environment. A few Do's & Don'ts as a reminder :

  • Blanket - never put a duvet or thick comforter - In early months, I just put on napkin as a blanket for Nuha. Bila dia dah besar, pakai socks saja. Now, bare foots sebab bila mama pakaikan stokin dia cabut. Cuaca kat malaysia bukan sejuk pun. unless you sleep in aircond bedroom.
  • Light-off - Make sure there is a source of light (samar-samar pun takpe, janji you can see your baby)
  • Smoke - daddies don't smoke before sleep with your babies. Kalau tak, tidur luar ye. Hahaha. (Ayah Nuha not a smoker. Thank Allah for this. Hehehe)
  • Fluffy pillow - keep out any teddy bears, fluffy material. 
Cons. Some believe co-sleeping will discourages independence to your child. Of course it will if sampai tua dok berkepit bawah ketiak mak. Hehehe. Just kidding. For a time being, we still not decide until when Nuha will sleep with us. Maybe until she turns 2years, bila tiba masa to wean off breastfeeding. Insyallah.

8 comments:

Maria Rajab said...

maria mmg tido dgn anak2 dr lahir smp skrg..kiri kanan menyusu..hehe..

Fathiyah said...

maria : hehe. tandem nursing ye. sng kan tido skali.

Melissa said...

Our 13 month toddler still sleeps with us too ! (Although she is no longer breastfed)
I'm still thinking of a suitable age for her to start sleeping on her own. :)

Fathiyah said...

Melissa : :) it will be tough moment ms nak separate tido nnt. huhu.

ederq said...

i awal2 ajar dok cot tp penatnya nak bgn amik masa nk bf mlm2 kan. pastu da co sleep trus dia tanak dok dlm cot. hehe. tggu ada adikla baru dia tido katil lain kan
nuha da besar!

Fathiyah said...

ederq : aah.tgu ada adik la br bdk2 ni tdo asing.hehehe ;)

mrs.syediz said...

sama la kita. tapi salunya hussayni yg conquer katil, mcm2 position dia tdo. siap bising2 kalau kaki dia terkena kita.

zila ziman said...

samela kiter. skang ni 4 orang skali satu katil dengan rizq gedabak, adik dia lagi. terpaksa i tido one sided. tapi kalau letak diorang kat cot, i yang tak boleh tido bila diorang tade. bila laki tade, tade hal..haaa boleh gitew. sempit pun sempitlah. kat kubur lagi sempit. hahaha..