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.– Mamas Uncut Facebook Community Member
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?
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.”
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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Matt is a writer, editor, and content strategist currently based in Washington state. He has worked as a managing editor for the iconic I Can Has Cheezburger, Celebuzz (a SpinMedia site), and now Mamas Uncut. He also acted as the Social Media Director for CafeMom.
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