I am a new parent and my baby was born premature at 34 weeks. I have been considering co-sleeping with my baby as I want to keep a close eye on him and breastfeed him during the night. However, I am unsure if there are any specific considerations for co-sleeping with a premature baby. Are there any additional risks or precautions I should take?
Additionally, I have heard that co-sleeping can be beneficial for babies with special needs, such as those with mobility or respiratory issues. My baby does not have any special needs, but I am curious if there are any specific things I should keep in mind if I do decide to co-sleep in the future.
Thank you in advance for your help and advice.
I have some experience co-sleeping with my child who has autism spectrum disorder. Our daughter is very sensitive to changes in her environment and often would have difficulty settling down in her own room. Co-sleeping helped her to feel more secure and settled during the night.
We used a co-sleeper that attached to our bed, and it has been a great solution for us as it allowed her to have her own space while still being close to us. We made sure to avoid using blankets or pillows that could pose a danger of suffocation, and we also ensured that our mattress was firm and flat.
Co-sleeping with a child who has autism spectrum disorder can be challenging, as they may have unique needs and preferences when it comes to their sleep. We found that it was helpful to create a consistent bedtime routine and stick to a regular schedule. This helped our daughter to feel more secure and relaxed during the night.
Overall, co-sleeping has been a great way for us to provide our daughter with the additional care and support she needs due to her autism spectrum disorder. However, as with any other special need, it's important to consult with a doctor and do thorough research to ensure that you are providing the safest possible sleeping environment for your child.
I hope this helps!