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Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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I have a newborn who is almost 3 weeks old and I am so worried about him getting SIDS.  I know I should just focus on enjoying time with him and stuff...but it worries me every time I put him to sleep. He sleeps in a sleeper next to our bed but even then I have trouble sleeping because I just want to watch him and make sure he's breathing. I'm driving myself crazy with worry...and googling stuff about sids.

I don't know how I'm gonna handle months of this worry...until he's pretty much out off the clear. :(


by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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Loralismommy224
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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((Hugs)). It's ok mama...you're just doing what us mamas do best- worrying! As long as you're taking all of the appropriate preventative measures, your LO will be just fine! My dd slept in her PNP in our room until she was 6 months old (her nursery is upstairs) for that very reason. Once I was comfortable knowing she had mastered control with her neck & could roll from tummy to back perfectly, then we made the transition.
KelliansMom
by Darbie - Head Admin on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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First thing stop googling you will only over think and over worry. Second they have a thing called an angel monitor. It's a pad you but under the baby and it will go off if the stop moving like a warning system. You need sleep to mama :) can't function if you don't take care of yourself.
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JaxMomma78
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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i totally feel your pain!!!  i was SO SCARED of SIDS when DS was that tiny.  my DH had a daughter who died of SIDS before i met him.  she however was a VERY weak baby and could not keep her food down, her mother just kept switching formulas instead of demanding to be seen by a specialist.  she lost ounces instead of gained them.  she weighed 8 lbs at 4 mo when she died.    so in order for me to get over my fear i had to keep reminding myself of that.  i also educated myself on ways to prevent sids and i made sure i followed the "rules".  then the only thing i could do was pray and stop worrying.  i had to make my mind "change the subject" everytime i found myself getting really upset about it.  when the scary thoughts would enter my head i would try to think of something cute DS did or something i wanted to remember about him at that age.  i started a list of things to remember and i write letters to DS for when he is bigger.  i am sure that it had a lot to do with my hormones and was a touch of PPD, maybe you could talk to your dr about your overwhelming fears.   i agree with PP that you have to stop googling it!   your baby will be fine :) 

bensmommy1
by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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Get off the Internet it will scare the shit out of you!! I was terrified when my son was that young too. I just kept checking on him to make sure he was breathing anytime he slept. I'm a worrier like you so all I can say is it gets better the older they get! But honestly my son is 17 months old and I still check to see if he's okay at night :)
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deviljrswifey
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I constantly check my girl while in her crib, like every 5 mins. I worried too but she is 10 months now.
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by Marianne - Admin on Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM

 I completely agree with this.

It's hard not to worry. Once SIDS is no longer a threat, you'll find new things to worry about. It's annoying, but it's all a part of motherhood. It never goes away either, my mom still worries about me all the time and I'm almost 30!

Quoting KelliansMom:

First thing stop googling you will only over think and over worry. Second they have a thing called an angel monitor. It's a pad you but under the baby and it will go off if the stop moving like a warning system. You need sleep to mama :) can't function if you don't take care of yourself.

 



kryysteez
by Member on Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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Most SIDS happens within a few days of vaccines.  When Japan moved the age up to 2 years old instead of 2 months, their SIDS completely disappeared.  You can delay vaccines until the child is older or you can get an exemption form from the school,  sign it (that you dont believe they are good for your child) give it back to the school and its all good.  Babies immune system is not developed enough to handle the assault at 2 months or 4 or 6.  I would not let my child have any.  Studies show the vaccinated children have 500% more problems and disease than the Unvaccinated children.  Higher I.Q. too.

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