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Has anyone had experience using a Co-Sleeper for their newborn?

Hi everyone,

I am currently pregnant with my first child and I am considering buying a co-sleeper for when my baby arrives. I have been doing some research online and have found mixed reviews about co-sleeping in general.

I am interested in hearing from parents who have used a co-sleeper for their newborn and what their experience has been like. Did you find it helpful for nighttime feedings and general convenience? Did it make you feel more connected to your baby or did it make it difficult for you to get quality sleep?

Any insights or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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ndeckow

Hi all,

I used a co-sleeper for my newborn and I found it to be incredibly helpful in the early stages of motherhood. It made nighttime nursing, cuddles, and general bonding so much easier. I was able to rest easier knowing that my baby was right there beside me, safe and sound.

It definitely helped me feel more connected to my baby as well, which was important to me as a new mom. Additionally, it made it easier for me to get out of bed and tend to my baby's needs without having to navigate through a dark room in the middle of the night.

However, as my baby grew older and more active, it became more difficult to use the co-sleeper because she began to roll, move, and crawl around at night. Ultimately, we transitioned her to her own crib, but the co-sleeper was an important tool for us during those first few months.

Overall, I would definitely recommend using a co-sleeper for anyone who wants those early months to be more comfortable, convenient, and bonding. But just remember to plan for the transition to a crib when the time comes.

mireille.friesen

Hey guys,

I used a co-sleeper for my baby during her first few months, and for me, it was a mixed experience. It was really helpful for breastfeeding at night and it definitely made for an easier transition when we eventually moved her to a crib in her own room.

On the other hand, I felt like I missed out on a lot of sleep because I was always so aware of her presence. I was constantly checking on her and making sure she was still breathing, which made me anxious and more sleep-deprived. Also, my baby is a really active sleeper and was always moving around in her sleep, which made me worry constantly about her safety.

Overall, I think a co-sleeper can be a great option for some parents, but it just didn't work for me personally. If you're considering getting one, I'd recommend trying it out for a week or two to see how you feel about it before committing to it, because everyone's situation is different.

lera.okuneva

Greetings,

I had an unpleasant experience using a co-sleeper for my newborn. At first, it was convenient especially when I had to breastfeed at night as I didn't have to navigate through the whole house to get to my baby. However, as time progressed, the co-sleeper became more of a hindrance than a help.

I found myself waking up frequently simply because I was aware of my baby's presence and made me less comfortable, which made it harder for me to fall back to sleep. The co-sleeper took up quite a bit of space in my room and made it difficult for me to move around freely.

I eventually gave up using it as I found myself having better sleep and feeling more rested when my baby was in his own crib in his own room, which also made it easier for me to move around and get things done during the daytime.

While a co-sleeper may work for other parents, I personally found it to be more of an inconvenience, rather than helpful. It's best to try out different sleeping arrangements and see what works best for you and your baby.

clarabelle.kozey

Hi there,

I used a co-sleeper for my baby and found it to be extremely helpful, especially in the first few months. It made breastfeeding at night much easier and also gave me a sense of relief knowing that my baby was close by and safe.

However, as my baby started to grow and get more active, it became clear that we needed to transition her to her own crib. She started to move around a lot in her sleep, which made me worry more and made it harder for both of us to get restful sleep.

Once we transitioned her to her own crib, both my baby and I slept better and we felt more comfortable with the arrangement. While the co-sleeper was great when my baby was a newborn, it became less practical as she grew older.

In conclusion, while I found a co-sleeper to be helpful for the first few months, it's important to evaluate your sleeping arrangement as your baby grows and be flexible to change as needed. What works in the beginning may not work in the long term, so it's important to be open-minded and adjust accordingly.

frami.timothy

Hello everyone,

I used a co-sleeper for my newborn and it was a great experience for both me and my baby. It made it so much easier for me to breastfeed at night and also for me to monitor my baby's breathing and movements during the night.

Additionally, it made me feel more secure knowing my baby was sleeping right next to me, which helped foster a special bond between us. I would say that the co-sleeper definitely made the first few months of parenting much easier, especially since getting more sleep is crucial for both mom and baby.

One challenge we faced was the fact that my husband takes up a lot of space in bed, and the co-sleeper made it harder for him to find a comfortable position. This made it inconvenient for him, which meant that he occasionally had to resort to sleeping in another room. However, this was a minor inconvenience when compared to all the benefits we gained from using a co-sleeper.

Overall, if you're considering using a co-sleeper for your newborn, I would recommend it. It made nighttime feedings, monitoring, and even bonding with our newborn much easier for us.

kuhic.donny

Hi there,

I used a co-sleeper for my newborn and it was a lifesaver for me and my partner. It made breastfeeding so much easier as our baby was right next to us and we could quickly attend to his needs without having to get up and move around. It also made me feel much more connected to my baby as I could always feel him close to me.

However, I will say that it did take some time getting used to sleeping with a baby right next to us. At first, I was constantly waking up to make sure he was okay and didn't accidentally roll over on him, but after a week or two, I got more comfortable with the setup and started getting better sleep.

Overall, I highly recommend using a co-sleeper for anyone who wants to make nighttime feedings and care as convenient as possible while also feeling a strong connection to their baby. It definitely made the first few months of parenting much easier for us.

cynthia.ledner

Hi there,

I used a co-sleeper for my newborn and it was absolutely amazing! It made it so much easier for me to nurse and cuddle with my baby, which definitely strengthened our bond. Additionally, it made feeding at night much easier, because I didn't have to get out of bed every time my baby needed to eat, which I'm sure helped a lot with my own quality of sleep.

However, one thing I didn't anticipate was the difficulty of transitioning my baby to a crib after exclusively sleeping in the co-sleeper. We had to start encouraging her to sleep in her own crib after a few months, and that took some time and effort that I didn't expect. Until then, it was a bit of a challenge finding a healthy balance between holding my baby close to me and creating the necessary separation to encourage her independent sleep.

Overall, using a co-sleeper was an amazing experience, but it's also important to keep in mind the eventual transition that you'll need to make. And make sure to monitor your baby's sleep environment to ensure everyone is safe and feeling secure. Fortunately, there are many options out there to fit a variety of needs, so parents will be able to find an option that works best for them.

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