Why Researching It Was Critical
I wanted to find out why so many moms loved it, and why there were just as many experts advising against using it. The distinction to me seemed to be in how it was being used. As a co-sleeper, I could see why parents were being cautious about bringing it into their beds. But the product passed numerous safety tests and has clear warnings indicating how misuse can potentially lead to suffocation. I didn't plan on misusing it.
I wasn't going to put it in the crib, or rely on it as a main sleeping device. I wanted to "dock" my daughter in it so that I could get things done. I wanted a place where she could fall asleep (under supervision) that would be easy to move her around so that I had the freedom to move around too.
I made a rule that I'd never fall asleep if she was in it.