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#1 of 11 Old 08-18-2014, 12:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy co-sleeping with adopted baby...

Hi! Me and my husband will be adopting a newborn due in October. I have talked about Co-Sleeping but have questions in the back of my head since she's adopted and bottle fed.
Alot of what I hear about co-sleeping has to do with ease of BF and such but she will be formula fed...?
I don't know...I want to but I have my doubts.
help?:

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It'll still make nighttime parenting easier. My friend who had to bottle feed used to keep a tiny dorm fridge and bottle warmer next to the bed so she could snuggle him while his bottle heated, that way he didn't wake all the way up most of the time.
Congrats on your new little one!
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Oh! Never thought of that!
Thanks! We r excited. I'm a first time mother while my husband had two children from a previous marriage. He has been so supportive of the way I want to parent and diaper and care for the baby! He's the best!!!!
oh! another thing! I see all these bedside co sleepers and these little baby bumper type in bed sleepers...would they be helpful? not helpful? we have a king sized bed.

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My kids are adopted, too.I have never heated a bottle. I use room temperature water and just add the powder when needed.
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ok! That makes sense too...

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We've never used a co-sleeper but found bedrails very useful. Gives you all more space as you can sleep right up to the edge of the mattress.
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We never used cosleepers or bumpers, just put the beds on the floor in case anyone rolled off. I didn't know we'd cosleep with the first though...after 48 hours of her waking up every time I put her back in the cradle I got the hint and put her in with me. I guess a lot of it would depend on how big your bed is and how much personal space you all need to sleep.
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I can't put the bed on the floor, my husbands knees are bad...71 yrs of wear and tear will do that (yes my husband is 71) may have to look into bed rails...I hear that regular changing pads work well too...thoughts?

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We kind of have that issue too, except a hip replacement. So the kids and I sleep on a king bed on the floor with Papa on a regular bed next to us and a twin trundle across the top for the kids to jump off of. We call it the rumpus room.
Bed rails are good, or you could push the bed against the wall and have baby on that side.
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Oh!! DUH!!! Why didn't I think of that?! GENIUS!

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Hi! Me and my husband will be adopting a newborn due in October. I have talked about Co-Sleeping but have questions in the back of my head since she's adopted and bottle fed.
Alot of what I hear about co-sleeping has to do with ease of BF and such but she will be formula fed...?
I don't know...I want to but I have my doubts.
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I guess I don't understand your concerns. I didn't just co-sleep because of breastfeeding because my children all have co-slept well beyond the breastfeeding years with me. My oldest two children were 7 before going to their own beds. My youngest is about to turn 5 this month and she sleeps with me still and no plans to move her out of my bed.

If you want to co-sleep then go for it!

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