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Poke/nudge babies while sleeping

My mother and I was talking about this and we were saying how when our babies were very young and how they use to wake every couple hours. Then we were talking on when they slept a lot longer then 2 hours we would how go slightly poke or nudge them to get them to move a little to check and see if they were breathing or alive. That we were shocked that they slept more then the 2 hours. My husband adn dad thought it was weird and I said it was just a mom thing. That it's a huge surprise when we are use to waking up every two hours then all of a sudden we slept 5 hours.

Am I the only one that did this?

 
mommy_of_two388

Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 8:08 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (16)
  • LOL...completely guilty. Or standing there watching for the rise and fall of their little chests.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:55 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I used to do it too - especially with my first born. Its definately a mommy thing that men just dont understand. :)
    mama2005

    Answer by mama2005 at 8:13 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I did that lol!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • i do it! I touch him so he will go "sigh" then go back to sleep lol
    KiraStadnik

    Answer by KiraStadnik at 8:12 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I did that with my daughter and I do that with my 2 month old son. My husband thinks I'm silly but I tell him that I'm just checking if the baby is alive lol.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 8:13 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I usually just watch very closely and make sure baby is breathing. I do not like waking up a baby. :D But yes, I certainly check every couple of hours
    judimary

    Answer by judimary at 8:14 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I did it! Heck, I still do it with my 4 year old. LOL!
    proudmom2510

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 8:14 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I think all new Mom's do this! LOL
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 8:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I am guilty. When they start sleeping longer you just wanna make sure they are still safe.
    firepony

    Answer by firepony at 8:16 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • we all do it
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 8:24 PM on Apr. 24, 2011