any room-sharers/co-sleepers worried about messing up partner's sleep?
We are planning on using a bassinet that hooks up to the side of our bed and will enable me to reach over and check on baby, nurse, etc., and we have a dresser right next to it that is the perfect height for middle of the night changes and what not, so we are set to have the baby sleep in our room,...BUT, as it gets closer, I have been thinking about how I'll probably be a bit noisy and I'll definitely need light to do some of that stuff and how in the world is hubby going to sleep if baby and I are up every couple hours or so?
My husband is totally willing to help in any way, but there is no reason to wake him up when it is not his 'turn', you know? And when it is his turn, chances are slim that I'll sleep through all of the middle of the night maneuvering, and we'll both end up losing sleep, anyway.
I'm wonder if it would be easier for me and baby to sleep in the baby's room- even though my husband and I have never intended to sleep separately.
Anyone else worried about this or have any advise?
I would not worry about it at all if he get woke when it's not his turn that is fine sooner or later you both will get used to it and sleep through each others turns! I am not worried about him getting woke up at night as for the ligh I am getting a battery operated touch light so its not to bright and dosent wake lo up completley to the point where she will not go back to sleep!
Im not worrying as such but I do think it will cause him issues with sleeping (I plan on breastfeeding in my bed rather than getting up) but Ive told him that if it does cause a problem he would maybe be best sleeping in a spare room. Just going to see how it goes. Mine wont be taking a turn cause Im breastfeeding so Id rather he gets as much sleep as he can so that he can do everything around the house when he gets in from work. x
Co-sleeping with DD meant that DH slept on our sofa bed for months, it was really bad and started to cause problems in our relationship to be honest. He wasn't happy sleeping in with both of us in case he rolled on her and even though we have a king size bed there never seemed to be enough space and neither of us are very big. We will not be co-sleeping this time around as I don't want that to happen again.
i used to feel like this.. but then i realised my OH only got up for the first week or so when it was all novelty.. now he just sleeps through.
either way, i do suggest buying a night light or a dimmer switch for you room, you can get night lights that you just press and they come on etc. it really is best to keep a dim light anyway as i found with DD if i switched the light on fully, she was wide awake after a change! changes tend to wake babies up a bit anyway (cold wipes and such) so adding what probably seems like a flood light to them into the equation at 3am and your spelling disaster if you were planning on gong back to sleep let alone your OH
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