Okay, get ready for some foolish questions. I'm a first time mom and I have a few concerns about our sleep setup.
All day long, we wear DS. I wear him from the time we wake up (around 8 or 9) to the time my husband gets home, then he wears him until around 8 pm. At that time, DH goes to bed (he works a really early shift), and I take DS back, again, wearing him. All day, DS sort of drifts in and out of sleep while in our carriers. We have him out for diaper changes and to nurse, but for the most part, he's in a carrier.
At around 11 or 12 at night, DS seems to enter really deep sleep, and I take him to the bedroom, ease him out of his carrier, and we go to sleep (we bedshare).
I recently read on Dr. Sears site that it's good to establish regular naptimes during the day, and that it's best if a baby is napping in the same environment/context in which he would sleep during the night. Clearly, we're not following those guidelines since DS doesn't sleep in a carrier at night, he sleeps in our bed.
Am I setting him up for bad sleeping habits in the future? Would he sleep longer at night (he wakes every couple of hours for a diaper change and some nursing) if we didn't wear him so much during the day and tried to sleep in the bed with him at regular times during the day? He can't self-soothe back to sleep at night, he needs me to wake up and nurse him or rock him. Am I setting him to never be able to self-soothe?
Or is it just too darn early to be worryin' about any of this?