I just sold the crib. #maybe. I took it down, and I put it in the garage and posted it on Facebook Marketplace. Who was I kidding? This mama was destined to cosleep (read: bedshare) with her babies. That crib, it was just holding my laundry.
Disclosure: First, DaisyPops sent me these beautiful breastfeeding shirts to promote. Second, where possible, I do use affiliate links to garnish a small income. Third, don’t be stupid, cosleep safely. Fourth, if you are adamantly opposed to cosleeping and bedsharing, cool, glad it works for your family. Check out this awesome post about self-care.
Confessions of a Cosleeper
I’m kind of terrified to write this post because cosleeping is one of those topics that brings out some very passionate people in the world. But, this blog is my space on the internet and I want to share my story.
Cosleeping works for us.
I never thought I would be a cosleeper. I mean, I excitedly bought a crib at Target on clearance at 20 weeks pregnant. That’s just where society tells us babies sleep.
Surprise. My baby hated the crib.
So, I read up on cosleeping and made it work for my family.
Surprisingly, my husband was quick to join. Despite his hesitations around cosleeping, he quickly learned the joy of a baby/toddler snuggle. For us, it makes perfect sense. Why would we want the littlest, most vulnerable of our family sleeping all alone? We don’t, so we welcome our babies in our bed and parent them closely.
I’m slowly working on transitioning my youngest into her bed. Since the time I drafted this post and then published it I decided things were getting old way fast. She still finds her way into my bed, and even without her in bed this list of Breastfeeding Must Haves still runs high on my priority list.
Probably be forever since my toddler still gets a morning snuggle with Dad when he’s home, and daily naps together. He does sleep so well when snuggled with his family. Who could blame him, I sleep best knowing my husband is close too.
- Daisy Pops Breastfeeding Sleep Shirt: every other makeshift nursing pj top I’ve used over the past two years is subpar to the amazingness of the DaisyPops Breastfeeding shirt. Not only will it keep my shoulders warm, but the boob access is so easy and the fabric is so comfy soft. #nomorecoldshoulders but better yet no more tugging on necklines and lifting of shirts only to straggle yourself in your sleep.
- Favourite PJ Pants. DaisyPops doesn’t sell matching PJ bottoms, but have no fear your favourite pair clearance rack at your local department store will do just fine. toss in a pair of socks if you sleep cold.
- Nursing Bra: You probably want some sort of comfy cozy nursing bra because if like me, if the girls aren’t contained you will leak everywhere. Don’t worry I have something for that. As for a recommendation, I just buy the cheapest ones off the clearance rack at the maternity store. #noshameinmygame If you have something you love that feels like you aren’t wearing a bra drop me a comment below because I really could use a new one.
- Night Light. Sometimes, I need to wake up in the middle of the night to tend to baby and the soft glow of light like is just right. I like the lights from Ikea. We have a star shape up each room. Just enough glow to give some light without the brutal awakening.
- PeaPod Mat. Does your tiny child like to spit up breastmilk after a feed? Or maybe you have a killer spray? A PeaPod mat can save you from having to change the sheets in the night or in the morning.
- Super Long Phone Charger Cord for easy access. You know, just in case I decide at 2:30 we need to actually wake up instead of boob in mouth and back to sleep. Or for when I escape to the bedroom for some quiet time and to put a baby to sleep. But mostly mom quiet time.
DaisyPops Breastfeeding Sleep Shirt 101
The DaisyPops Breastfeeding Sleep shirt comes in in two options: modal & bamboo cotton. I’m not sure which I like more because I find them both equally comfortable.
Honestly, the biggest downside is the pink shows coffee stains a little too well despite being absolutely adorable on. The black is much more forgiving in that sense. But that’s a colour preference and less a shirt material preference.
I’m an XL/XXL kind of girl. I’ll be honest, I haven’t lost the baby weight and not anywhere near that stage of my life. Unfortunately, DaisyPops Breastfeeding Sleep Shirt only comes in a size Large. I bravely ordered the Large, and it FITS!. but my postpartum tummy definitely hangs out a bit. The fit in the shoulders is great and overall comfort is right on.
Despite the belly issue, I find the shirt really comfortable to wear and use. I might have pilled up all of my other pj’s and put them to the curb for donations, and only left DaisyPops in my drawer. #truestory. #tinynorthernliving
In my dream world, the DaisyPops Breastfeeding Sleep shirt would have a long sleeve option for cold Canadian Winters in the North, and more sizes (or more tummy coverage) to fit us chunkier ladies.
How can you get one?
Order directly from DaisyPops with free shipping at $75CDN!
Even more good news: based out of the Vancouver area, DaisyPops Breastfeeding Shirts are made locally!
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