I just became a new parent and I'm a bit concerned about co-sleeping with my baby. While I've heard that co-sleeping can be a great bonding experience, I'm a very heavy sleeper and worry that I may accidentally roll over onto my baby during the night.
I want to do what's best for my baby, but I also want to make sure that I'm not putting them in any danger. Is it safe for me to co-sleep with my baby if I'm a heavy sleeper? Are there any precautions I should take or products I should use to make co-sleeping safer?
Any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I can totally relate to your concern because I was in the same boat once. I'm a pretty heavy sleeper myself, and when my baby was born, I was hesitant to co-sleep for the same reason. However, my partner is a light sleeper, so we decided to give it a go.
What we found worked for us was to set up a firm surface for the baby to sleep on next to our bed, rather than sharing the same sleeping surface. We also used a co-sleeper bassinet that attached to the side of our bed. This way, I could reach over and comfort the baby without the worry of accidentally rolling over onto them.
We also made sure to follow other safe sleep practices, such as keeping the blankets and pillows away from the baby, and placing the baby on their back. We never allowed ourselves to sleep under the influence of alcohol, medicines, or drugs.
Overall, co-sleeping has been a great experience for us. It's allowed us to bond with our baby and has made nighttime feedings easier. Just make sure to take all necessary precautions to ensure your baby's safety. Good luck!