Co sleeping is a either a big no or a non-issue to some. For us it wasn’t a big deal. All our children have slept with us until they were like 3 or 4. Then transferred to a toddler bed that was always next to our bed before they started sleeping in their own rooms. Now, I’m not going to tell you what you can and can not do. This is more about what worked for us.
So, we all know the first month with a newborn you aren’t getting nearly enough sleep on top of trying to get your routine down. So co sleeping with a newborn can be done, but please keep in mind the dangers if not done safely. I was always told to not let my husband sleep by my babies because fathers do not have motherly instincts. Honestly, that’s crap because even mothers can end up rolling over on to their babies as well.
At first I always tried using a Pack ‘n Play with a folding bassinet. It worked for a couple of days until it was hard for me to keep my eyes open while nursing. So it ended up being used for naps instead. I would also like to quickly say that we always had a crib for our first 3 but they very rarely got used. It was our bed then straight to a toddler bed.
We ended up just sticking with a Snuggle Nest. Can be a little irritating because you still have to pick baby up to nurse or feed then put them back in. But it was cheap and that’s what we ended up sticking with.
Now if I were to ever get pregnant again I will for sure be buying the Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper Bedside Crib. The reviews are 4.8 out of 5 stars. To me that’s pretty darn good when there are over 5,000 reviews. If any of you mommies use/used it let me know. It hooks up to your bed and the wall can be lowered so you can reach baby easily. Which would be perfect for nursing or feeding time.
I do have to say that for me personally I preferred co sleeping. Mainly because our babies grow so fast. I wanted to be always near them and still prefer it that way. I know that one day they won’t be in our house and will have their own families so sharing a bed with my babies was never about being too lazy to put them back into their cribs. It was always about the bond. So do what you feel is best. Co sleep safely or don’t at all. Totally up to you.
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