I don't know if I even want to do this, but she's 3 months old and we have been sleeping on the couch together (i know, not good but i dont want dad to roll over her, no he probably won't but nevermind) and I have been putting her down for naps in the crib and want her to start maybe sleeping by herself? I exclusively breastfeed so it might be easier to co-sleep in the big bed with rails (been pricing them) but I just want some advice, tips or stories? She loves her crib, but I just want to sleep at night!!! She sleeps GREAT with me but wakes up hourly by herself. We also have a bassinet in the bedroom we could use, I just know i'll end up sleeping with her in the bed that way though.
Answer by MilMom04 at 4:38 PM on Feb. 3, 2010
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Answer by MELRN at 7:45 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
Be realistic, you are going to end up falling asleep with the baby breastfeeding. Get an Arms Reach Co sleeper or learn how to "side car" your crib to your bed (do a search for it and you will find blogs that tell you how) Find a way to make it work in your bed, which you can make safe for her. Figure out if dad really is a risk factor or not. If he is, HE can go to the couch, or keep her on your side of the bed. Check out Should I sleep with my baby? for info on how to make it safe.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 8:05 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
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Answer by Rileysmom425 at 8:46 PM on Feb. 2, 2010
We have a sidecar set up. Co sleep safely! http://www.freewebs.com/sidecarcrib/index.htm
Answer by amileegirl at 9:14 PM on Feb. 2, 2010