We currenly cosleep with our 19 month old son and he (mostly) sleeps in a sidecarred crib. We're expecting DS2 in four months and I just can't get my head around how we'll manage to get both to sleep and then have the space to actually get some sleep ourselves. How do you welcome a new baby into a co-sleeping arrangement where space is at a premium? We're in a queen bed and can only just fit a seperate basinette on the other side of the bed, but I'll have to get up to feed the baby and then put him back in bassinette.
And how do you get two to sleep when you're the one with all bedtime responsibilties? DS now comfort nurses for about ten minutes, then some time later falls asleep snuggled up next to me, after which I gently move him into his own space if I need to. If DH tries to do bedtime, there is lots of screaming and crying. DH wants to make a change and be the one who puts to DS to bed but I can't imagine it would be a smooth transition. DH also thinks that DS should be able to put himself to sleep but I think that's unlikely. That said, we nightweaned about two months ago and it went really well, but I was still there to offer comfort and snuggles.
Advice and experience appreciated!