my son is 6 months old now, and he has gone from okay sleeper to great sleeper to NOT sleeper. i have bipolar, so lack of sleep really doesn't do well for me, and it's definately showing its ugly face lately with an average of 5 hours a night for about 4 weeks now. (my husband is the worker, i'm stay-at-home, so he doesn't get up at night to help out.) anyway, my husband has suggested turning the monitor off at night and setting my alarm for a certain time to feed/burp/change my son. my aunt agrees, my mom doesn't... any ideas? is it a good age to start doing this? this is my first kiddo so i don't really know what i'm doing...i figured the monitor would get turned off eventually, i just didn't think it might be this soon... but i DEFINATELY need my sleep!!!!!! he wasn't even this bad as a newborn!!! :P
Answer by scout_mom at 6:46 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
By turn the monitor off you mean ignore your baby's cries. What! Of course you shouldn't do that. You have only one baby to take care of you can learn to cope. It is much easier for you to learn to cope than it is realistic to expect a baby to learn to cope on it's own at night when it's hungry and needs held (being a normal baby).
I have a son with bipolar disorder and I know what the disease is like. If you can't take care of babies then don't have them. He isn't going to.
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