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    I think I have one of those babies who may need to co-sleep
    I have no idea on how to safely co-sleep & it scares me a little.

    Jonah has been sleeping no more than 3-hour stretches in his crib and the past few nights when we lay him in his crib asleep, he wakes up after a few minutes fired up! I'm the only one who can soothe him too. Last night, after trying to get him to sleep for 3-hours, I put him in bed with me. He was out in an instant! DH tried to move him after an hour and Jonah let him have it until he put him back with me.

    Well.....the kid slept 7-hours straight last night AND I had to wake him up to eat and he was so relaxed that I didn't have to use the nipple shield because he didn't clamp down on me. He also didn't scream bloody murder when we were changing him. His sleep was very calm and relaxed, too.

    DS never co-slept with us and was always fine in his crib. I'm the kind of mom where I think everyone should do what works for their family but I have no experience with co-sleeping. I worry that it's not safe for him. I think Jonah is just that kind of kid who loves being with mamma! I usually wear him during the day and he is in heaven!

    Anyone have any experience with this? Thoughts?
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    I co-slept w/ Violet & am willing to do the same w/ this LO if that's what she needs. First I am going to try to have a sleeper right by the bed. I'm crossing my fingers that she will sleep in it.

    I understand your concern for safety. My husband worked nights w/ Violet so we had the bed to ourselves. This time I will be more concerned b/c Ed will be there w/ us.

    Have you looked it up?

    What I did was I just bundled her up in a sleeper bag, footsie, etc just like I would w/ her in a crib & then I didn't use any blanket w/ her. I would have my own blanket, but didn't share it w/ her. I think mothers have an instinct w/ their babies that keep them safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesleynka View Post
    I co-slept w/ Violet & am willing to do the same w/ this LO if that's what she needs. First I am going to try to have a sleeper right by the bed. I'm crossing my fingers that she will sleep in it.

    I understand your concern for safety. My husband worked nights w/ Violet so we had the bed to ourselves. This time I will be more concerned b/c Ed will be there w/ us.

    Have you looked it up?

    What I did was I just bundled her up in a sleeper bag, footsie, etc just like I would w/ her in a crib & then I didn't use any blanket w/ her. I would have my own blanket, but didn't share it w/ her. I think mothers have an instinct w/ their babies that keep them safe.
    What type of sleeper did you use? Does it attach to the bed?

    Yes, I have been looking it up, as I did when DS was little. It sounds like it can be done safely just like cribs can be done unsafely.

    As far as the instincts go, you are 100% right. I knew where he was all night. I'm actually pretty for it, but DH is really afraid he'll roll over on him.

    Thanks for sharing your advice! After seeing how much this helped Jonah, I really think it may be best for all of us.
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    The sleeper we are HOPING she will use is a pack & play w/ an infant sleeper. We will have it right by the bed & hopefully she will go for it. They are all so different in their personalities so it's hard to know what you're going to get.

    I think I will make sure I am in the middle & the LO is on the outside. That may mean that dad has to get up & go to the other side of the bed a few times a night as you change breasts.

    It is tricky & nerve-wrecking when the LO's are still so small. It gets to be easier as they become a little bigger & you all adjust to it.
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    I agree with Lesley, I think we have an instinct that makes us sleep differently. I prefer cosleeping, but DD did not. Malachi seems to be interested so today we will be buying a sleep nest, they have them at Target. I like them until the baby is a bit bigger. DH sleeps very deep on this shift. He is up at 4:30 and it worries me. So that is why we are buying the sleeper. I have been holding him every night so far, with my arm propped up on my maternity pillow.

    Don't worry. I do really believe that it is more natural to cosleep than put the baby in another room. Anyway all that goes out the door if you are taking drugs or drinking IMO. Even pain pills make me nervous.
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    The way I do it is.. I sleep on my side with my arm out and baby in/on the crook of my arm/elbow. I can NOT roll over on baby with my arm under his head. I feel much more safe that way. It works for me. I don't put any blanket on him. He has a sleep sack. We both sleep better this way. I do agree that it is much easier when they aren't so tiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaidinsgirl View Post
    The way I do it is.. I sleep on my side with my arm out and baby in/on the crook of my arm/elbow. I can NOT roll over on baby with my arm under his head. I feel much more safe that way. It works for me. I don't put any blanket on him. He has a sleep sack. We both sleep better this way. I do agree that it is much easier when they aren't so tiny.
    yep, this is what I did last night and it worked pretty well.

    He is definitely a co-sleeper! Last night DH & I put the bassinet next to my side of the bed, put him in and did our best to soothe him to sleep in there. He was so stressed! He chomped his binki and was clenching his jaw and whimpering. So we placed him next to me and in seconds he was out for the night! He only got up once because DS is sick and came in our room. He nursed and fell back to sleep quickly.

    This will be tough to get used to I think but will be better. DH is not a big fan thought, he wants to transition him to his crib asap!
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    We had our daughter in a bassinet beside our bed and intend to do the same with Ryan. I just couldn't imagine putting my newborn in another room to sleep. I am glad you are finding something that works for you guys.
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    It's great it's working for you Amy. You should make your dh a deal.....Jonah will sleep in his crib as long as dh gets up whenever he cries & whenever it's time for him to go back after feeding.

    I think he would come to love co-sleeping quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesleynka View Post
    It's great it's working for you Amy. You should make your dh a deal.....Jonah will sleep in his crib as long as dh gets up whenever he cries & whenever it's time for him to go back after feeding.

    I think he would come to love co-sleeping quickly.
    GREAT idea!
    ~Amy~
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