thoughts about co-sleeping?

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Arya posted this 23 November 2019

I'm aware of SID. But wondering what you think of co sleeping with baby, with her in a basinet of sorts?

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maya posted this 23 November 2019

Can't imagine co-sleeping. I'll be so aware of every breath and every move as it is... will never be able to sleep lol

Leena posted this 23 November 2019

I have never had any trouble with that. I am a heavy sleeper and with my first one, I breast fed him and honestly did not want to get up at all 5 times throughout. I was hesitant at first but my husband and I did a trail run for one night. What saved us is that he is a light sleeper so he will wake up should anything ever happen (he wakes up if I turn while sleeping so I knew I could rely on that). It worked out fantastic. My son slept with us from then on out. He has always been OK, never an incident. He slept in the middle of us however, to prevent him from falling off the bed.

Nicole posted this 28 February 2020

We just had the baby in a bassinet next to the bed for the first 4 months or so, and that worked fine. I tried bringing her into bed with us a few times and we just couldn't make her comfortable while still being safe. I know it works for a lot of people, just not for us.

Toya posted this 02 March 2020

I think it depends on you as a sleeper, but I slept with my son in the bed for the first 6 months lol. 

Louise posted this 02 March 2020

Please don't do this... you will never be able to understand how dangerous this is until you hold (or are the one being held) a momma (or daddy) who has smothered their baby. It will never be worth it. There are better ways, always. Please don't cosleep.

Harper posted this 04 March 2020

Although I did contemplate this with my youngest, I decided no. Our bed is my time "Away" from the kiddos.

Belle posted this 04 March 2020

Co-sleeping is the best when done safely! It lets both parents & baby get more sleep actually. 

Riley posted this 05 March 2020

Yes! I fully support co-sleeping, babies need us to help them get through the night while they are still learning about the world! I really like the dock-a-tot, so helpful. 

Heather posted this 07 March 2020

I was advised not to ever bring a baby into my bed for smothering reasons. We kept a bassinet in our room for the first few weeks before moving him up to his own crib. We all actually slept better when he was in his own space (and using the monitor of course). 

Sarah posted this 07 March 2020

I think it's easy to pull a bassinet over to your bed while you're nursing but I wouldn't actually put the baby in the bed and sleep with it. Just too risky. Could roll off the bed or get smothered. 

Laurel posted this 07 March 2020

Co sleeping can be nice if you've had a c-section and can't get up and down quickly. I would just keep the bassinet in your room, rather than pulled up to your bed for safety reasons. 

Birdie posted this 10 March 2020

You can go on amazon ($40) and buy a co-sleeping little bed with a light. I am not one for co-sleeping but nursing I did have the baby in bed a lot and it was safer. She could roll inside the co-sleeper and it had sides that kept her safe. She could still touch and smell me (and the milk).

Jane posted this 10 March 2020

I found that a co-sleeper next to our bed worked. Then as the baby got older, we transitioned into a pack-n-play with the blanket from her crib. That way when she did naps during the day in her actual bed, she didn't have a hard time.