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#1 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:31 PM


Another question on dummy.

Is comfort sucking on the dummy while sleeping/napping considered sleeping??

For his naps today, my bub woke rather easily and cried for his dummy (I usually pull it out once his sucking relaxes and he is all calm), so I had to go and replace it a few times just to help him continue to nap.

I can see he is actively sucking on the dummy and his eyes are closed.  Is that sleeping??


#2 little lion

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Good question. I am pretty sure my son can sleep deeply (not catnapping) with the dummy sucking away. It doesn't happen often though. But I am interested to hear what others say.

#3 lozzylots

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I'm going to say it is. Wouldn't have even thought to question it until you did! DD does it and she isn't easily disturbed, so seems to be asleep. They make face and noises and move in their sleep, why not suck a dummy?

#4 lucky 2

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

And they can breast feed in their sleep, ie roll over feed.

#5 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

original.gif Thank you all. Yes I also got the answer. Yes they are still sleeping even though its comfort sucking, it's just in light sleep phase.

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