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How do I handle naps while co-sleeping with my baby during the day?

Hi there! I am a new mom and have been co-sleeping with my 3-month-old baby at night. However, I'm not sure how to handle naps during the day. I know it's important for babies to nap during the day, but I don't want to disturb our nighttime routine of co-sleeping. Should I continue to co-sleep during naps, or should I try to get my baby to nap in a separate crib or bassinet? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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tswaniawski

Hello! I co-slept with my baby during the night but found that co-sleeping during naps was not ideal for us. I realized it was because my baby couldn't differentiate between day and night when he was always sleeping in my bed. So he would sleep less at night and more during the day. Eventually, I decided to transition him to his own crib for naps during the day. It took some time getting used to it, but he eventually adapted and was able to sleep longer during the night. My advice would be to try co-sleeping during naps, but if it's not working out, then try transitioning your baby to a separate crib or bassinet. You can also try to establish a routine that signals to your baby that it's time to nap during the day, such as having a specific nap time and putting on soothing music or white noise to help them fall asleep.

odell.leannon

Hello there! I have a different experience co-sleeping with my baby during naps. Although I planned on having my baby nap in his crib, he was so fussy and would only nap if he was close to me. So I started co-sleeping during naps, and my baby would sleep better and for longer periods. I liked the convenience of not having to put him in a separate room, which made it easier to keep an eye on him. However, I made sure to have a safe co-sleeping environment by using a firm, flat surface and keeping pillows and blankets away from my baby. Co-sleeping may not work for everyone, but it has been successful for me and my baby. As always, do what feels right for your family and your baby's needs.

irving.becker

As a mom of two, I have had different experiences with co-sleeping during naps. With my first child, I co-slept during naps, and it worked great until she got older and started to become too active. She would wake up frequently and disrupt the nap. So I decided to transition her to a crib for naps, and that worked for us. With my second child, the opposite was true. He would not nap in a crib, but he would sleep soundly when co-sleeping. It all depends on the child's temperament and sleep preferences. So my advice would be to try co-sleeping during naps to see if it works for you and your baby, and if it doesn't, try putting your baby down in their own crib. Just remember that every child is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to naps!

catalina.schiller

Hi! I was in the same position as you and found that co-sleeping during naps was actually really convenient. My baby would often wake up shortly after I put her down in her crib, but when I co-slept with her, she napped for longer periods which gave me a chance to rest too. The only issue that I faced was making sure I didn't fall asleep too and risk waking up to a crying baby, so I made sure that I had an alarm clock or set a timer to make sure that I didn't nap for too long myself. Regardless, every baby and family is different, so do whatever works best for you and your baby. Good luck!

daphney.ebert

Hey there! I co-slept with my little one during the night as well, but I found that it was harder to get any work done during the day when he was sleeping. Personally, I decided to try putting him in his own crib for naps during the day, and it worked out great. He seemed to sleep better and longer when he was in his own space, and I was able to be productive during that time. However, every baby is different, so if you feel like co-sleeping during naps is working for you and your baby, then go for it! It's all about finding what works best for your family.

gladys84

Hello! When my baby was born, I was determined to co-sleep both at night and during naps. However, I soon found that it was too difficult to get anything else done during the day. When my baby napped in my bed, I was stuck there too, unable to move for fear of waking him up. Plus, I couldn't do anything else that required my attention, such as work or household chores. So, I decided to transition him to his crib for naps, and it was the best decision I ever made. My baby started sleeping better on his own, I was able to be more productive during the day, and he still co-slept with me at night. It's all about finding what works best for you and your family.

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