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624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
14th Jan '13

I would swaddle DS when he was a newborn, he'd fall asleep in my arms and I'd place him in the bassinet. It would take 5 minutes tops for him to wake up and scream. I only did that for 2 weeks until one night I fell asleep with him in my arms and we got 2 hours of sleep, that is when we began co-sleeping.

Mya&Liam's Mom Due June 30; 2 kids; Minnesota 43453 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Ive always coslept and couldn't imagine it any other way. I can't sleep with my baby not with me. I always ... [snip!] ... and body temp thus nearly diminishing the risk of SIDS. Many other cultures only cosleep and they don't have sids at all."


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Couldn't have said it better myself. I co-slept with my son for 18.5 months and loved it. My daughter was a great night sleeper from the get go so i had her bassinet by my bed and she slept in it for 4-5 months before transferring to a crib.



It works for some people doesnt for others. My choice to co-sleep my son was due to him being up so often and it was easier to flop out my b**b and nurse him instead of getting up and nursing him and trying to lay him back down. (yup..lazy ha) plus i needed to be able to function during the day with my eldest. don't stress to much do what works for you!

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30684 posts
14th Jan '13

It is safe if you do it correctly. You are really aware of your child beside you, so it is rare for people to roll over unless you are taking medicine that makes you unaware or if you are under the influence. I have co-slept with my DD since she came home from the hospital & we still co-sleep. It is the only way I got sleep when she was a newb, she slept soo much better with me. Plus the snuggles make it even better. :)

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30684 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Missie93:" I coslept with my newborn up until he was almost 4 months old. Then he really didn't care much for it ... [snip!] ... while you are asleep? Like do you roll around a lot? Then I'd question it. You can always try putting the baby in a swing too."


I tossed & turned a lot when I slept before having DD, but since I have been co-sleeping I don't move at all during the night.

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
14th Jan '13

i co slept with my DD since she was 4 or 5 months until she was 9 months.....it helped because we both got sleep!

Mrs.Bluitt Due January 20; 1 child; San Jose, California 748 posts
14th Jan '13

I co-sleep with LO. It's easier hen she wakes up to feed. I just feed her and roll her back over and she never really wakes up.
Yes it's softer, but my LO won't sleep on anything firmer than our bed. But she usually naps in her swing, and sometimes sleeps in her swing at night too.
If dot properly, there is no harm in co-sleeping. But be aware of blankets and pillows around LO

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
14th Jan '13

Kinda late in this post but would a foam mattress be too soft?

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
14th Jan '13

i kinda do part-time co-sleeping.
it really just depends on the person. i was kind of worried about SO co-sleeping because he moves around alot when he sleeps. i got home from work at 1:30am this morning and he was fast asleep in our bed with DD.
DD naps with me sometimes and sleeps with us if she's having problems going to sleep on her own (not that often) and then we put her in her crib. the only real reason i want her to sleep in her own crib/bed is because i don't want her in our bed forever. lol. it's not always hard to break kids of sleeping in your bed, but it often is. i want her to have her independence.



if that's the only way your baby will sleep right now, do what you have to do. make him comfortable and let him feel safe.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Missie93:" I coslept with my newborn up until he was almost 4 months old. Then he really didn't care much for it ... [snip!] ... while you are asleep? Like do you roll around a lot? Then I'd question it. You can always try putting the baby in a swing too."

nope, i never roll/move when asleep. he sleeps in his swaddler and i cover him half way up with my blanket.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" Cosleeping is actually perfectly safe (and has lots of benefits!!) as long as you do it properly. No ... [snip!] ... feeding, reduced risk of SIDs, your breathing and body temp helps baby to regulate their's, etc. it's just great all around."

i was just questioning co-sleeping becayse the nurse came here the other day and said that it increases sids. won't baby get too warm though? my baby has a cold so i wanna keep him war.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Marissa- kdj is here!:</b>" i was just questioning co-sleeping becayse the nurse came here the other day and said that it increases sids. won't baby get too warm though? my baby has a cold so i wanna keep him war."</blockquote>




Wow, the opposite is the truth actually. If you are a big t****r and turner when you sleep and you aren't aware of baby when you sleep (I'm always ultra aware of where my babies are when I'm asleep with them) then it can increase risk of suffocation. But suffocation and SIDs are two different things. If you sleep with your baby while under the influence or aren't aware of them while sleeping you could roll over on them causing them to suffocate, but as far as SIDs, cosleeping helps to regulate baby's body temp, heart rate, and breathing by being close to your body. Baby is much more likely to be a victim of SIDs while sleeping alone in their crib.



And as far the matress, we have a pillow top matress in our bedroom so when the kids are newborns we put a little firmer mat underneath the sheet where they sleep to make it a little bit firmer for them. By about three months or so they were fine to just sleep on our matress with us.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Marissa- kdj is here!:</b>" i was just questioning co-sleeping becayse the nurse came here the other day and said that it increases sids. won't baby get too warm though? my baby has a cold so i wanna keep him war."</blockquote>



Honestly they have to say that otherwise they can be held accountable if a baby were to die cosleeping. Hitch makes no sense because more babies die from
Sids in a crib than cosleeping :roll: But since the recommendation is crib they have to recommend that.



No they won't get too warm. Snuggle them skin to skin and your body will adjust to cool or warm baby to a normal temp. I always kept topless or just Ina bra and dd was in a onesie or just a dipe.

K. Beaupiiiit..* 1 child; Ontario 663 posts
14th Jan '13

I've always said I wouldn`t do it but my baby got sick last week& wouldn`t sleep unless he was with me. I have a king size bed too so it makes it easier. If done correctly you`re fine :)

Brie Fleurs 1 child; Des Moines, Iowa 305 posts
14th Jan '13

I love co-sleeping with my baby. She has slept with me since day one. I swalded her and lay her in the middle of the bed. Now, she sleeps pretty much on top of me. I have no pillows on the bed at all and my mattress is so firm. I just love snuggling my baby, and honestly I think it helps with her not wanting to be held all the time in the daytime becuase we snuggle at night, but I wasn't going to do it at first and then I was surprised on how aware I was of where she was in the bed.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1551 posts
14th Jan '13

ahh, you ladies made me feel so much better ! xo. i didn't realize how many people actually co-slept with their babies. i usually put my boy in a 'swaddle me' blanket and lay right beside him facing him. i'm always just worried that he might be too warm.



:)