I have only co-slept with maddison a couple of times since she has been born and that was only because i fell asleep with her in my bed when i was getting her to sleep when she was a few weeks old. Then when i woke up i was like 'oh my god, i cant believe i fell to sleep' she was fine though !
I'm not against co-sleeping, i've just never dared do it !
I honestly thought the same thing at first, but I decided to try it, remembering how I felt before I let my cat sleep in bed with me and also how I was always super aware that she was in the bed and I have yet to smush my pretty kitty, as well as my little lovebug
It's just instinct, your subconscious knows that there's your little one beside you and I really doubt you'll roll over top of him, unless you're under-the-influence or on some type of drugs
I co-slept a couple of times with my son when it was the first couple of days and he wouldn't settle into his bassinet so like the other girls said anything just to get an extra hour of sleep. Also i had a second degree tear so it was kind of hard of me to get up and down from the bed so it was easier to keep him in the bed and quiet while his bottle heated up, but felt really uncomfortable with him in the bed, so i sucked it up and put him in his bassinet then he got used to it.
My mother co-slept with me, and I grew up sleeping with her until I was well into my teens, it wasn't healthy for me, it was embarassing when she told others, but that's all I knew. For the first week I co-slept with Gracie, but then stopped, because I knew how it felt as you grow up, to still be co-sleeping. Also, if you have OH's, that is in no way healthy for a relationship. I'm all for it for the first few weeks, but then my opinion is they should be put into their own bed. A place for them to feel safe, so it's not just with you. Don't all jump on me though. It's just my opinion.
I often bring Paige into bed with me half way through the night because she gets very unsettled and constantly bangs her head on the cot.
In doing this, I end up getting no sleep because she moves around constantly, and everytime I wake up she is turned the other way around/head on me/at the bottom of the bed. I really need to stop for my own sanity!
My supply dropped to basically nothing when I started putting him in his own room (I don't wake up to pump, regardless of how many alarms I set) and they put me on reglan to bring it back in. Now that I'm actually able to breastfeed him again, we're back to cosleeping and I'd be afraid to quit before he's done nursing.
Also, it's wonderful to wake up to sweet, snuggly baby and smiles.
It depends on the mommy and the baby and how they sleep. I sleep like a rock (dont move but still wake up to any sound) and my son sleeps like a rock as well (on his back) and I never let ANYTHING near him but his little blanket. I have a queen size bed so plenty of space. Now that he can roll all over the place I put him on the side against the wall and have a pillow shoved between the wall and the headboard.
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