(Closed) Do/Would you co-sleep with your baby?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do/Would you co-sleep with your baby?
    Yes, do it all the time no problem. : (20 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, do it, but its usually a mistake (I fall asleep) : (2 votes)
    2 %
    No, I think it is too dangerous. : (66 votes)
    71 %
    Sometimes, but I am a light sleeper. : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Some people would still define co-sleeping as having the baby in the same room. The term co-sleeping covers lots of different variations.

    SIDS is actually decreased when the baby sleeps in the room with the parents for their first 6 months. There is no increase/decrease when the baby is sleeping in the same bed from the studies I have read.

    We plan on keeping this one in the room with us, but not in our bed.

    Post # 4
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    5549 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I sleep like a rock and  move a lot. And DH and I love to snuggle and there is no way we could have a baby in the bed with us. We may have the baby in a bassinet in the same room as us because I do sleep so hard at least in the same room I will wake up for feedings and such. Personally, I like my blankets and pillows and fluffy mattress too much and there are too many potential risks for bed sharing for me to ever consider it as a viable or safe option.

    Post # 7
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    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    All three of my babies slept with me. It was comforting to both of us and they all survived.

    Post # 8
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I plan on co-sleeping if we have a child.

    Post # 9
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Personally, I wouldn’t do this. I understand the benefits of co-sleeping as I nanny for a 18 month old girl who still sleeps in the bed with her parents but it’s not for me. I would have the baby in the same room as my husband and I for a period of time but not in the same bed. 

    Post # 10
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My SO has woken up with bruises from sharing a bed with me, I would never trust myself in bed with an infant. I would consider the same room though.

    Post # 11
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have when she was a baby, not regularly.. she had a bassinette/crib.

    She sleeps with me a lot now since FI works long runs (21 days). She’s also two and a half though. No longer a baby but an energetic little toddler! 🙂 

    Post # 12
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I don’t have kids. SO as of right now, I would say no, because FI thinks it sounds dangerous. BUT.. once we have kids it might work for us. I think the baby would sleep in our room but not in bed… but like I said, i can’t say for certain until I am in that situation, and I certainly won’t judge people for whatever they choose.

    Post # 13
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve heard of a lot of people having positive experiences with co-sleeping (in the same bed), and power to them.  I don’t have children yet, but I don’t plan to sleep in the same bed as them regularly.  I think having a bassinet in our bedroom is a good idea, but I don’t trust myself to not squish or injure the baby inside our bed.

    Post # 14
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t have kids but I don’t plan on putting them in our bed. My FI is a really heavy sleeper and talks and moves. Also seems like its a habit that is hard to break. I also think of our bed as our “marriage” bed and would want to keep it as that.

    Post # 15
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    402 posts
    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t.. too dangerous! 

    Post # 16
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope we do not and will not, my SIL/BIL finallly just moved their 3 yr old to her own room cause they have a baby coming any day.  The 3 yr old has issues sleeping and usually BIL ends up sleeping else where anyway. 

     

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