My last one was an angel co-sleeper. Sweet wonderful and went right back to sleep after I nursed her. This little guy, will only sleep well in a bouncer. He is all wriggly at night if I try to lay him next to me. So he's almost 5 weeks now, and I'm a little tired of this arrangement. I keep trying to put him back in bed, but I give up half way through the night because I'm so exhausted and I know he sleeps better in the bouncer. Thoughts? Can't do this for too much longer it will become unsafe for him.
Sad that co-sleeping is not working out
What about using something like this on your bed? http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Sleeper-Portable-Bedding/dp/B005ASKQ42/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top We don't have room for a cosleeper, but love the ease and portability of this. And it gives baby his/her own space.
i had 3 babies who just couldn't cosleep. bassinet was the solution. i really really felt like i was failing w/ my first b/c my co-sleeping dreams were so effectively crushed by his almost complete inability to stop being a wriggle worm and actually rest in bed. but then number 2 co-slept for 8 months, then got booted out to a moses basket when she spent more of the night attacking us than sleeping. number 3 was angry at the attempt (she was a thumb-sucker and slept through the night from birth it seems), and number 4 was another wiggle worm. this guy is a spectacular co-sleeper and i don't anticipate booting him out anytime soon. but you never know!
all my non-co-sleeping babies slept in my room til past a year. and i nurse on demand until they self wean. the non-co-sleepers did that way earlier as well..... personality issues i'm sure! they were all much more independent and just needed their space in order to rest.
thanks everyone. Last night was a life changer. I got a foam wedge and put it in the crib, and he slept beautifully! Waking every 2 1/2-3 hours to eat, but going right back to sleep. I just have to get over the fact that he's a different baby than my last. Glad I have at least found a solution.