My husband and I are considering co-sleeping with our 5 1/2 month old son. I wish we did this originally but I received so much negative advice that we didn't. He was in a co-sleeper in our room until he was a little over 3 months old. He was not sleeping great - felt like he was too confined (likes to roll over) and also thought we might be keeping him awake. He does sleep for long stretches sometimes 6-7 hours, but starting at 6pm. I find that he is OK for the first half of the night then wakes a lot to eat and or be soothed. Lately he is waking a lot and will only nurse back to sleep which is fine but its tough getting up and going into his room over and over. I can tell he is looking for comfort. I think he misses us!! We do bring him into bed with us early in the am for a little extra sleep.
We want to try out sleeping with him. My husband has some sleep issues - he wakes a lot - and we need to make sure our sleep is being protected as well. I think it will be - I think the baby will sleep better. Has anyone ever made this transition at this point versus right from the beginning. Will it be confusing to the baby? Do you think the baby will sleep better if he is in our bed? When we bring him in with us in the morning he is all over the place but I think that is because he is awake and wants to play. If we could all just get some sleep waking up early wouldnt be so bad!