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Co-sleeping? BrookeT Due April 26; Fort McMurray, Alberta 440 posts
10th Jan '13

Im interested in co-sleeping and Im just looking for opinions from moms who have tried it? I obviously plan on buying a co-sleeper but before I buy one I would like to hear some opinions because I can read all the information Online but it isn't the same as hearing others experiences.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
10th Jan '13

i loved the bond that cosleeping offered, and when we did do it cameron slept much better. the only downfall is when you want to get your baby into their own crib its a little more difficult to transition them after theyre used to sleeping with you

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
10th Jan '13

No cosleeper here. Just good old fashioned snuggling :) just don't have a rediculus Amt of pillows and blankets. Only what's necessary. I try to keep them away from daddy cause men aren't as sensitive to the colds presence as moms. But some dads are. I always slept with one arm over dd. I can't imagine eer sleeping without my baby. I'm having a hard time accepting my dd being in the nicu because idk how I'm gonna sleep without her :( it breaks my heart.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
10th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BrookeT:</b>" Im interested in co-sleeping and Im just looking for opinions from moms who have tried it? I obviously ... [snip!] ... like to hear some opinions because I can read all the information Online but it isn't the same as hearing others experiences."</blockquote>



I co slept with my first and it is such a hard thing to break. Because of that I have chosen that all my other children will sleep in their own beds.

Brie Fleurs 1 child; Des Moines, Iowa 305 posts
10th Jan '13

I have co-slept with my DD since day one. at first I had a Moses' basket on the bed against the wall. (since the headboard and one side of the bed is against the wall.) Now she sleep towards the wall next to me. I love it, if she starts fussing in the middle of the night I'm right there to comfort her. It makes me feel more comfortable to have her next to me so I can hear her breathing and whatnot, I'm just a crazy I guess who likes to hear her kid breathe at night to go to sleep. I can't sleep without her in the bed with me.

Daniee Due December 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3315 posts
10th Jan '13

She sleeps in my arms, on her side.
My arms under her an I wrap that arm around her body so she doesn't roll then wrap my other arm around her kinda like a hug.
If SOs not in bed I let her sleep in the middle of the bed with me on the edge so she doesn't roll off the bed.



I don't own a co sleeper. I have no need for one. I stay still all night with her. I don't know how maybe it's instinct not to move lol

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11945 posts
10th Jan '13

We co-sleep but don't use a co-sleeper. Our infant just sleeps in the bed with us. It's a lot easier to feed her, just pop her right on breast then we both go to sleep again. Our oldest daughter weaned herself at almost three years old, she now prefers to sleep on the floor next to her bed lol.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
10th Jan '13

We didn't plan on co sleeping, but DD ended up in the bed with us after two weeks. I kept in mind that if I was drinking at all and wouldn't be as aware of her I couldn't keep her in bed with me. We're now transferring her to her crib at 6 months and she's doing great!

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
10th Jan '13

I co-slept with both of my children. We still do on rare occasions too.
Snuggled up in my chest was the way we did it :D Skye slept with me until she was around 6 months old.
Maxwell slept with me until he was around a year old ( he was different because him and I lived alone for a while before my husband and I move in together and got married)

Nikki Hart 1 child; Portland, Indiana 308 posts
10th Jan '13

I always swore I wouldn't co-sleep, but after the first week of sleep deprivation I was desperate so I brought LO to bed with me and we have been co-sleeping ever since. I have never used a cosleeper though. Me and SO are on different sleep schedules so it is just me and LO in bed and I have always been very aware she is there. Just natural instincts I guess.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
10th Jan '13

Occasionally I will lay down with DD in bed and BF her, sometimes we'll fall asleep together. I don't like to do it often though, I sleep terribly when she's next to me partly because she squirms & grunts a lot & I'm paranoid.

BrookeT Due April 26; Fort McMurray, Alberta 440 posts
10th Jan '13

Thanks ladies! I was dead set on cosleeping until I told my mom and she freaked out and said it was a really bad idea but this definitely eased my mind :)

Brie Fleurs 1 child; Des Moines, Iowa 305 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting BrookeT:" Thanks ladies! I was dead set on cosleeping until I told my mom and she freaked out and said it was a really bad idea but this definitely eased my mind :)"

When there laying in bed you know they are in the beed with you

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
11th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BrookeT:</b>" Thanks ladies! I was dead set on cosleeping until I told my mom and she freaked out and said it was a really bad idea but this definitely eased my mind :)"</blockquote>



Yeah I get shit about it too. Who gives a crap what anyone else thinks. Follow your mommy instinct and do what feels right for your family :)