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Like the title said, I am trying to figure all of this out. DS is almost 7 weeks old and is breastfed. I have tried to do research on co-sleeping and just wind up getting mixed information. Some say do, some say don't. Some say if your obese don't which upset Dh because we are both overweight.<br><br>
I have a 16-year-old boston terrier who has slept with me since the day I brought her home. Never once have I rolled over on her and neither has Dh. So I am not worried about rolling over on DS.<br><br>
He will start out in his bassinet which is against the bed but after his 2:30 a.m. nursing, and after I (try to) burp him, he generally sleeps on top of my chest or up against me for the remaining of the night. I would love to have him in his bassinet or crib, but it just doesn't seem to work out. So co-sleeping it is.<br><br>
Before he was born we looked at the Arms Reach co-sleeper, and it sagged in the middle at the store and so we decided no way. I asked a friend of mine that evening if she had ever used a bassinet for her 1 year old dd, and she started laughing because she had just purchased a bassinet for us, the same one that she used. A crib to sidecar would not fit in our bedroom because we have a king size bed and the room is not big enough.<br><br>
Any suggestions to make this a happy and healthy experience for my family?<br><br>
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Whatever situation seems to fit best for you and your family is the best situation for you. Only you can make the decision on whether its safe for you to cosleep. I love cosleeping and find it to be the best situation for everyone in our house. We did not plan on cosleeping, nor did we start out cosleeping but it just worked out that after those 2 AM feeings, i just started bringing her into bed with us and that was that. I then stopped putting her into her cradle at all and right into our bed. My only regret is buying our crib- we could of saved $500! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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we use a arms reach mini co-sleeper attached to our bed, so the baby (5 months) has his own space(-that relieved my anxieties about rolling on the baby!) but is next to us for nursing and bonding!<br><br>
when he was a newborn we used a snuggle nest in our bed. we used that for about 8 weeks. now we use a king sized contoured memory foam pillow(long ways) to put in between DH and me when we are reading or just hanging out in bed. the contoured sides keep the baby in and the height of the pillow raises the baby up so we can't roll on him!<br><br>
hope this helps!<br>
i love co-sleeping, there is nothing sweeter than waking up to that beautiful baby and hearing those coos and little toots, too!
 

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Just put babe in your bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> More sleep for everyone.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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We used <a href="http://www.learningcurve.com/product/detail/Y3171A1" target="_blank">this</a> for the first several months, and we loved it. By the time she outgrew it, she was beyond the risk age for SIDS. Now, at almost a year, she just sleeps between us, sharing blankets and everything. It's a little crowded, but it's never lonely. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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