Originally Posted by malibusunny
For those who had a hospital birth, were you allowed to co-sleep?
technically, the hospital policy was that i was supposed to put the baby in his bassinet if i went to sleep. (I could have him in my bed if i was awake, and i could have him in his bassinet in my room, but i wasn't supposed to have him in my bed if i was asleep). I was a first time mom, had never coslept before, and was nervous about him falling out of the narrow bed...
now that I know how amazingly aware i am of my baby, i would have smiled and nodded when they told me the rules, and then i would have coslept anyway.
They have rules to cover their own behinds. Occasionally someone drops a baby, and teh hospital doesn't want to get sued. BUT, if they tell you the rules, and you acknowledge that you have heard them, (and sign that they told you if they want you to!), but then nobody can force you to do anything. they told you, so they are covered...then you do waht you want.
oh yeah, if they come in and catch you co-sleeping and say 'youre not suppoed to do that' then you can just smile and say 'oh, i was just feeding him' or 'he was just falling asleep' or whatever...