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10/04/2013 at 11:11
How to use the baby monitor.... I want to put the laundry out and I can put the amby nest by the window so I can see her whilst I do it but have not a scooby on how to make sure the monitor is working... so waiting for her to wake up to put her in the sling to do it
10/04/2013 at 12:10
I can just add to that list....
Why did I not open the steriliser / bottles incase BF didn't work?
Why did I not even consider what formula we'd buy?
Why did H not ensure he knew how to strap the baby into the car seat? (We didn't know how to alter the straps).
Hope that she wakes up soon.
10/04/2013 at 12:32
We thought exactly the same. For 3 nights (until my superdad came to the rescue) we hardly slept a wink wondering if she was still breathing. Totally crazy.
Hope you sort it soon.
10/04/2013 at 12:44
Honestly? It'll take two minutes to put the washing out. Just do it now.
10/04/2013 at 12:46
WHS. just do it!
10/04/2013 at 12:55
Just do it and enjoy the peace! Especially if you can see her through the window!
10/04/2013 at 13:06
See my gut reaction is completely the opposite as I wouldn't even leave with the monitor. Is shows how different people are comfortable with different things.
10/04/2013 at 13:16
What if you suddenly needed a poo? Or the doorbell went?
The guidelines say all sleeps in the same room as you for 6 months yes, but a couple of minutes to hang out washing or go to the loo is different I think. You can't physically be in the same room 100% of the time IMO...?
I agree we all interpret the guidelines differently and feel comfortable doing things our own way, but practically I can't see how you could function for 6 months without moving away from baby to a slightly different room occasionally for a short length of time?
For example, I have a toddler. Once this baby arrives and if it'll be put down, we have a Moses in the living room. The toddler will no doubt be tearing about the house. If I sat in the living room the whole time baby slept I'd never be able to feed the toddler/myself/get a drink etc as the kitchen is through a doorway.
I think if the amby is against the window it would be fine to hang washing out.
Not trying to start a debate BTW, just interested to understand how others think it would work.
10/04/2013 at 13:22
I'd just go for it too.
Before six months E always had sleeps in the same room as me, but if I needed to do something quick I wouldn't worry.
10/04/2013 at 13:31
I hope I didn't come across as wanting to? I feel terrible for our imaginary number two child because atm E is with me 99% of the time which I know is way OTT for many especially as it has been jus me for 7 weeks with husband being abroad. The only exception being if I need to make her a bottle in the night but she's still asleep. (if she is awake she comes down and goes into your pram that I push into the kitchen each night (started this when she was little so couldn't be left because she was screaming and guess ivw jus never stopped).
I'm also exceptionally lucky that no one can knock My door unexpected as they need to be signed in on camp, if they did I'd be worried enough to pick E up as it'd most likely be ab emergency or long chat. If it's tesco man or postman comes then I push her through to back door (she sleeps in her carrycot). If I need a wee the poor love comes with me. Sane for shower. She's going to be scared for life!! Haha
10/04/2013 at 13:51
Ditto. Took us until day 4 to get the monitor and movement mat working!
Fwiw I'd just go hang the washing out. I'm alot more lax than I thought I'd be
10/04/2013 at 14:11
I don't know what it is with me, i'm not normally such a stickler for "doing as i'm told" - but I just can't get over it/relax about it, the thought that E could be that one that something bad happened to, nothing happened to make me this way (a few dreams when I was pregnant, but everyone gets those?), I guess maybe other than H smoking, because the man won't give up his habit, I feel like I had to do everything else I can to compensate?!
I KNOW it's probably not healthy, definately don't expect anyone else to do the same as me (which is why I find it so intruiging that people do different things). I can imagine if you don't have a baby like E who can be lifted while asleep and be put down anywhere still asleep, you'd try pretty damn hard not to wake them and as Hepburn says with baby 2 it won't be an option - i'd much rather leave a baby somewhere than risk a toddler be getting hurt/burn/letting themselves out/ being in danger!
I've also yet to get ill since I had E, as has been said, sometimes you have to use the loo / rush somewhere / etc etc.
10/04/2013 at 14:35
Lm I took both mine with me when I had showers/went for a wee, if I was hanging out the washing I'd do what Lg is doing and put them at the patio door and go for it. We didn't use our monitor Pre 6 months tbh
10/04/2013 at 14:44
I'd just hang it out. I'd leave J when I went to the loo, answered the door, made a cuppa etc. Never used monitors either.
10/04/2013 at 14:45
We only bought a monitor when we started leaving N to sleep alone overnight and for long naps at 6 months too.
10/04/2013 at 18:31
Ok well at least i am not crazy - in the end I hung it up inside as wanted to get out to a friends and was running out of time but I don't like to wake her.... it turns out the reason it does not work is it was not charged.
I do leave her on the same floor but will take her upstairs if going up.
10/04/2013 at 18:55
LM you dont have to justify your feelings. Everyone is different and as long as you use a bit of common sense and instinct to look after a baby you can't go far wrong, whatever your methods x
10/04/2013 at 19:36
I have a monitor but will probably never need it- I have never known a baby make so much noise when they are asleep. J is in his own room next to our room and we can still hear him, I think we will have a sleep talker on our hands.
LM I am a strong believer that everyone should do what they feel is best for their baby based on the information they have, different people will worry about different things, I was with two mummy friends today and we were all makeing bottles in a different way- each worked for us and had done no harm to LO but was interesting to see different points of view (all were not strictly the HV recommended way but that is a whole other thread!)
10/04/2013 at 19:46
La when I catch up with mommy friends we seem to spend all our times contrasting our methods. It is fascinating isn't it. And yes lots of breaking guidelines amongst my friendship group (we've broken them all between us) and yet, plenty of happy healthy babies! :)
10/04/2013 at 22:01
It just wouldnt be practical fir me to carry E to the loo etc i do if having a shower or any longer tjan a couple of minutes. Also the logistics of carrying stuff up and down stairs would be dangerous!
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