I'm a new mom and I'm looking for some advice on co-sleeping arrangements. I've read a lot about different kinds of co-sleeping and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I want to make sure I choose the safest and most practical option for me and my baby.
Currently, I'm breastfeeding and I find it easiest to have my baby close by at night. I have a bassinet next to my bed, but I'm considering trying out co-sleeping. I've heard it can be a great bonding experience for both mother and baby, but I want to make sure I do it in a safe way.
What are the different types of co-sleeping arrangements? Are there any that are safer than others? How do I know which one is best for me and my family? Any advice or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
As a mom who co-slept with her twins, I found that having a separate side sleeper was the best option for us. The side sleeper attached to our bed, but it had a separate sleeping surface for the babies. It was roomy yet safe and they would sleep soundly knowing mom was right there.
We also had a small portable co-sleeper that we could easily move around the house so that the babies could sleep while we were in another room. It was great for us as we could be with the babies and still be able to accomplish other things around the house.
I would say that the side sleeper was our most preferred option as it was safe, snug around the edges, and it was easy to breastfeed during night times. I liked that we could easily move it around the house, and it was perfect for getting the babies used to their own sleeping spaces.
My advice would be to consider each co-sleeping arrangement option based on how it fits best in your lifestyle, as it should be what makes you and your baby comfortable and happy.
I hope my experience helps!