Sleeping Baby, SIDS

Community Question: Is It Normal to Worry This Much About SIDS?

Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important questions. Thoughtful answers. This is our Community Questions feature!

A member of our community asks:

This might be a silly question, but I am a first time mom.
My daughter is almost 7 months old, so she is past the stage where SIDS is most common, but I still constantly check on her when she’s sleeping especially at night (she sleeps through the night and has since 3 weeks) she sleeps in a crib, in her own room, no blankets or pillows of any kind, and just a sleep sack. Is it normal for me to worry this much, or could it be a sign of PPD?

– Mamas Uncut Facebook Community Member

After sharing this question with the Mamas Uncut Facebook community, many people chimed in with really great advice. Here are 7 of our favorite answers.

It’s a Mom Thing

“I have a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old. I still wake up to check on them every single night. You’re a mom. The worrying will never end.”

The Endless Cycle

“I always check my baby, then I will get all comfy in bed and feel like I need to check on her again I think it’s pretty normal.”

Those Long Nap Worries…

“Normal. I freak a little when my 15-month-old sleeps in or takes a long nap.”

Baby Monitor Blues

“My son is 17 months and I still watch his baby monitor like a hawk.”

Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

“It’s normal, but I don’t check anymore now that I’ve done it multiple times otherwise I won’t get any sleep. As is I don’t get enough.”

Doesn’t Just Apply to Kids

“I agree! I check on my 18-year-old, my 13-year-old, and my husband. No joke!”

Something to Look Forward To

“You’ll be doing it the rest of your life lol… I still check in on my older girls they’re 11 & 12.”

See more answers to this question (or submit your own) here.

Is it just us, or did a clear consensus form? Don’t be hard on yourself, Mama! You’re just worried about normal mom things. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your question!

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