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Old 01-24-2014, 11:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I co-slept with my son who is now 5 and will be 6 when baby comes.  He still sleeps with me, because it is still working for my family.  I have a new baby coming and don't want to kick my son out just because of this.  I am thinking I will use a separate bedside co-sleeper for the first few months of babies life.

 

At what point is it safe to bring baby into bed?  I imagine I would be in the middle between son and baby with a border along the side of the bed where baby is.  

 

How has anyone else handled this situation?  Would love to know how it worked out for you.

 

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Hello, I co-slept with my son who is now 5 and will be 6 when baby comes.  He still sleeps with me, because it is still working for my family.  I have a new baby coming and don't want to kick my son out just because of this.  I am thinking I will use a separate bedside co-sleeper for the first few months of babies life.

At what point is it safe to bring baby into bed?  I imagine I would be in the middle between son and baby with a border along the side of the bed where baby is.  

How has anyone else handled this situation?  Would love to know how it worked out for you.

Thanks.

I co slept with a newborn and a four year old. The key is to have a big enough bed. We had a queen with a twin next to it. My four year old was excited about his baby brother sleeping with us and daddy. It went baby, me, older son, husband. By a couple weeks old, I would sometimes sleep me, baby, older son, husband. But I kept my around baby. By a couple months old, I didn't worry at all about who slept where.
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Thank you Swede. That is reassuring to know that you were able to bring baby into bed pretty quickly.  I have a king size bed and hubby sleeps in a separate bed most of the time due to health issues.  So it would just be me 6yo and baby in a king bed.

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