Where Will the Baby Sleep?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
At first I thought he could sleep in a little Moses basket on the floor next to the bed or in a rocking stand. The thing is, they are all so expensive and temporary because he'll only be in our room for the first few months. Also, I've been reading this book and it has some interesting ideas about the benefits of having the baby sleep really near his parents. So, after some careful thought and research, we're considering having our little guy sleep in this little "nest" on the bed itself. Him sleeping with us is appealing to me for a lot of reasons: we have a king size bed that is plenty big enough for an infant, we're both light sleepers and I wouldn't worry about anyone rolling onto the baby (especially since he'll be in his "nest" near our heads), and it just seems so much easier to feed/soothe him in the night if he's already in bed with us. I'll let you know what we decide-- might end up investing in a bassinet in the end if he doesn't like the nest or we're too crowded.
How did you (or do you plan to) have your baby sleep when he or she was a newborn?
PS. More info on bed sharing safely and one family's story of extreme bed sharing (with the whole family, eek!).