Post # 1
I don’t have any children yet, but I was wondering just how dangerous co-sleeping is. When I babysit I always keep the babies in the bed with me, but I am a very light sleeper and have the worst nights when their is an infant in my bed. However, if they are staying longer than a night I request a bassinet to put the baby in. THIS HELPS ME AND THE BABY SLEEP.
Who co-sleeps and see’s no problem? Who thinks its an awful idea?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@mwitter80: I mean when the baby is sleeping in the same BED as the parents.
Post # 6
@chasesgirl: You answered just as I would have. I asked my husband the other day where in the world a baby would go in bed with us… we cuddle waaayyy too much. He never stays on his side. I even put pillows to separate us when we first got married (during the night because I was tired of being held unto…. haha) but in the morning he had come over all the pillows and had his arm around me. *so no baby in the bed* poor baby will have no room anyway
Post # 7
All three of my babies slept with me. It was comforting to both of us and they all survived.
Post # 8
I plan on co-sleeping if we have a child.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
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
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
I wouldn’t.. too dangerous!
Post # 16
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.