Does anybody have a setup where your baby/toddler starts the night in their own room, then comes in to cosleep with you sometime during the night? How is that working?
My 13-month-old starts the night in a pack-n-play in our room, then when I come to bed I move her to the sidecar crib, where we cosleep the rest of the night. DH has been pushing for her to sleep in her own bed, in her own room - he'd like to regain a sense of privacy, and while I somewhat agree, I'm also not ready to give up cosleeping as long as she's nursing throughout the night.
I was thinking about a compromise, where we move the pack-n-play into a different bedroom, and she'd start the night there, then come into our room as usual after we go to bed. That way, during the evenings, DH and I could lounge in our bed, access our bathroom and closet, and have more freedom. And, we could set up "her" room, with her toys, rocking chair, music, etc. and start building a comforting space into her routine.
Eventually, of course, we'd like her to sleep all night in her own bed. I'm trying to lay good groundwork while still being flexible while she's nursing. Is that too inconsistent for the baby? Or can it work? Thanks!