Adventures In Co-Sleeping and Tips

Before I had kids I never thought of co-sleeping once I had children. I actually thought that all babies slept in their cribs from day one.  Boy was I wrong…

From day 1 of having my own little one I have been pro co-sleeping as long as it’s done safely.  I loved having my little babies close to me and I could easily check up on them in the middle of the night.  Also night time feedings were a breeze for my breast fed baby.  He could easily latch on and both fall asleep again.  I felt like I still got enough sleep to function properly through out the day.  So, of course both my little ones have spent a year co-sleeping with myself and their father.  My first born stopped co-sleeping around 1 1/2 year old.  He was a mover and would do 360′s in the middle of the bed and kicked in his sleep.  Myself and Daddy both finding ourselves hanging off the bed in the last few days.  He was actually pretty easy to get into his own  crib in his own room.  It took about a week flat.  Now a days he sleeps just fine in his big boy bed in his own room and has no problem falling asleep.

Round 2! Baby #2 has finally hit a 1 year old and it’s about time I start to transition him into his own bed.  Even though their is no set age when to stop  around a year works with our family.  For right now I have his pack n’ play set up on my side of the bed for easy access to him in the middle of the night.  His crib located in his brothers room stands lonely and waiting for him. The first night went over alright.  A couple wake ups here and their, but most likely because he still wakes a couple times a night for a night feeding and cuddle.  Once he was done I quietly put him back into the pack n’ play.  I found that I actually woke up more often  to check up on him and to check what time it is.  On the plus side it was nice having room in bed to stretch out and not worry about bumping into the little one.  The second night he woke up once for a feeding and than was back down until 5:30am.

Tips To Safe Co-Sleeping

- Make sure the bed is tight fitting against the wall or bed frame to prevent baby from slipping and getting stuck

- Just like they say no loose blankets & pillows in a baby crib same rules apply to your bed.

- If you have been drinking or using drugs it’s NOT safe to co-sleep because your body will not respond and you could roll over the baby

- Put baby to sleep on his/her back

- If you want your baby close, but not right in bed with you they sell bedside co-sleepers.

- and don’t worry your child isn’t going to sleep in your bed forever

3 thoughts on “Adventures In Co-Sleeping and Tips

  1. I’m here from the Alexa hop! We co slept with ours when they were little too! I had always said I would NEVER let my baby sleep with me. HA! We all know how that goes! We transitioned our oldest when she was 1 and our youngest when he began to sleep through the night at a few months old. I think it’s great bonding and leads to better sleep for all involved!

  2. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and stumbling my post! I just stumbled yours and wrote a really nice review! This is such a beautiful post about co-sleeping. We decided not to do it, and so many articles we read that were co-sleeping just made us feel terrible for not doing it. Yours was much different — it was a sweet, tender story about why co-sleeping worked for your family. Thank you for sharing your experiences in a way that is kind and enjoyable for everyone to read! I really enjoyed your post!

    Smiles, Jenn @ Misadventures in Motherhood

  3. I co-slept with both of my boys. My youngest probably came back to my bed as he got older than my oldest. I actually loved it. When younger it was easier to sleep. As they got older, I was a bit more cranky. =)

    ~Mimi…Stumbled You

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>