how does your co-sleeping look with 2? our son will be 2.5 when the new baby gets here and he starts off in his own bed and then comes in with us when ever he wakes up, when the new baby gets here of course she'll be in with us so how does everyone fit? we have a king size bed, but we also have a co-sleeper mini, so once ds gets in bed with us should i but dd in the co-sleeper or ??
Originally Posted by triplembride
is it safer to have
LO parent parent LO or LO parent LO parent
It just depends on the children and parents, either one is safe. It is extra snuggly like Angela said. We've also spilt off into separate mattresses within the same room before so each parent has one child.
dd was a little past 2 when ds arrived. We didn't all sleep together. Dh had dd and I had ds in another room - ds kept them up with the frequent feedings and diaper changing- no brainer there. Every once in awhile I'd try sleeping with dh and dd (I missed their nighttime company!) but we all slept horribly. I think ds was around 2.5 months when we slept all together. P, LO and then ds and I switching sides a million times in the night
. We have a queen= cozy
(king... 10 days!
If I had the kids alone I would let dd sleep in the middle with me and ds on the inside.
It really works out very well. When dd was a newborn I always made sure that ds was on the opposite side of me so I did not have to worry about him rolling over onto dd. Now they demand it that way. DD in the left armpit and DS in the right! They will touch each other across my belly, it's very sweet. The other night DS brought his sleeping bag up from the basement and wanted to campo out on the floor at the foot of my bed. When DD woke to nurse she immediatly noticed he was not there and was asking for her EE. I think it works out extremly well and wouldn't have it any other way!
We do it: DH, older ds, Me, baby ds, bedrail/edge.
If DH isn't in bed I still sleep with one on each side. Sometimes the toddler doesn't like it when I have my back to him while I'm nursing the baby, but I can usually maneuver it so I can hold his hand.
Everyone else can choose where they want to sleep but I am the only one allowed to sleep next to the baby.
As for having the parent alone with the new babe and the 2.5 year old just put them on opposite sides of you with the oldest one in the middle of the bed. Then you can take the newborn and switch to your toddlers other side when the baby needs to nurse on the other side. Then babe will never be next to the toddler.
I seperate my 2 and a half year old from my infant because she sleeps very wildly... her legs are everywhere and she kicks me on a regular basis so I want to "protect" the infant from his crazy sister.