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How Do You Co-Sleep?

Getting a restful night's sleep with a newborn requires some work. Some mamas prefer to place their tots in their own rooms, but 51 percent of LilSugar readers kept their babe's within arm's reach. Though doctors and the CDC recommend not to sleep with your wee one, 55 percent of our co-sleeping readers said they wouldn't change their ways.

To reduce the potential for suffocation, some co-sleeping parents opt to put baby in a bassinet that attaches directly to their bed, like the new Bednest. Others go the more traditional route and keep baby on their mattress. Which did you choose?

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Niami Niami 7 years
He wiggles and makes all sorts of noises all night, so most nights he isn't cosleeping. When he does I don't worry too much. From what I read, SIDS occurs with babies of parents who smoke or who drink too much and do drugs and literally smother them because they don't wake up. I don't do any of the above and don't even use my blanket, so no chance of smothering my child and he doesn't have breathing problems or any other factors.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
She was supposed to be sleeping in her bassinet right next to the bed but when I took her out to breastfeed her I usually fell asleep which led to her sleeping in bed with us most of the time. I was never really worried about rolling on her or anything because I was never actúally sleeping...only sort-of. After 1 1/2 months she (by accident) went to sleep in her crib in her room and we kept it that way. I don't know about her, but I sleep so much better now, although I still feed her 2-3 times a night.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I had my daughter in bed with me during the days in the beggining. My husband is too sound of a sleeper, so she slept in a basket by my side of the bed at night. I had a rough delivery and she was colicky and a whole host of issues that meant we were all getting very little sleep so it was nice to have her right next to me to feed during the first insane two weeks or so. She slept in the basket until she grew too long for it, and then rotated between the swing, stroller, and crib. With her it was a quest for survival and she slept wherever we could get her to sleep. She seldom slept for more then an hour at a time.
Moms Moms 7 years
Before I had kids, I never thought I'd co-sleep because I was scared of SIDs, but then you fall asleep while feeding a newborn and it happens. We have a bassinet, but my sons both slept better in a little bed insert.
wiggle wiggle 7 years
My first one slept with us for 6 weeks. THe second one made way too much noise — serious grunting — so she in the next room (the kitchen in a basinette then pack and play) until she moved into her crib at 3 months.
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