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Read before you have your baby,
By A Customer
This review is from: Night-time Parenting (Plume) (Mass Market Paperback)
If I'd read this, I'd have gotten rid of my waterbed before ourbaby was born, instead of spending nights on the couch until we could take it down and put a safe bed up. The family bed has become one of the best parts about having children. Nothing beats waking up to happy babies instead of hearing crying through the monitor. Or noticing your child has a fever, because the feel of her hot skin wakes you up, and you are able to take care of her before she wakens and becomes upset. Or, sensing your child's unrest and waking up and fetching a bucket/bin *before* she throws up. In three years and two children, I've never had to change soiled sheets, I've never had a rough morning awakening. Perhaps the best is hearing your child say, in the middle of the night, "Mommy? I love you mommy" and feeling an arm flung over your shoulders as your child falls back asleep. Or laying between the people you love most in the world, listening to the precious child breaths. This book taught me how to be patient and trusting of my instincts in the face of noneducated but well-meaning relatives and friends. My children are wonderful sleepers and we are all well-rested, but more importantly, we parents are more patient and educated about nighttime parenting needs. I'm only disappointed my sister has chosen to keep her waterbed and let her baby sleep elsewhere. They are both missing out on the best experience.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2010 21:03:25 GMT
T. Pilikian says:
I just wanted to say I love this comment, it has really made me happy! I have slept with my baby since she was born and she is now 15th months and I love it (even tho she does wake up a lot) and I have always felt so in the minority and that people think I'm strange! This review and hopefully the book will make me feel a lot better! thanks again, this was a very touching comment!
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