I'm expecting my first child so we're looking for a two bedroom house. Everyone keeps telling me it's a waste of money because the baby has to be with me the first year.. NO my baby doesn't have to be in the same bed with me the first year. My parents co-slept and so did my sister. Each of them ended up with kids in their bed for years, and my 10yo niece still climbs in their bed in the middle of the night right along side their 5yo. The only one that stays in her bed all night is the 9yo but she's always been an independent child. Co-sleeping is truely something I want to avoid and people just don't seem to get it. I have no issue with getting up and down to put baby back to sleep all throughout the night. I'll be tired but I'm actually willing to put the effort into it. Is it really that big of a deal? I don't understand why everyone around me is acting like "I'm doing it wrong".