I don't want to start a cosleeper non cosleeper debate I just want to know from other mommas experience what helped or worked for them in their transition
I am a new mom for a 1 month old precious baby girl. From day one I had her in a basinette and she was fine slept her usual 2-3 hours and wakes up to nurse etc. Well she recently started getting lots of colic at night and even when I get her to sleep as soon as I put her in the basinette she hates it and when she sleeps its only for a hour or 1.5 hours and just gets so upset moans and groans and doesn't seem to get good sleep.
I noticed that she sleeps very soundly and groans and has less gas complains( we also switched bottles) when she's on our bed so I wanted to try a cosleeper bed that is placed in the middle of the bed. I had a close friend of mine who recommended it because she feels its easier and baby sleeps better so I got it and she loves it and sleeps much better even when she's alone on the bed she's comfy in her cosleeper.
Well I of course a few people tell me that she is going to want to sleep in out bed till she's 5 because we're getting her used to it but I know thats also a slight exaggeration. My friends who cosleep seem to successfully transition to a crib around a year or so.
I want to know what advice do you ladies have for that transition? I do want to try to put her in the basinette again maybe next week I just need to get her a better matress see if its a cushion issue because we all know basinettes have the crappiest matresses.
FYI I dont' have a crib yet because of a space issue when we move hopefully before she's 6 months we will get a crib and will want her to sleep in it. And also don't tell me not to use the cosleeper at all she really gets good rest and Im keeping it. Thank again