I read all the articles on safe baby sleep, and made sure I bought a crib that met all the guidelines.
The crib was set up in our bedroom as recommended. The crib sheet was nice and tight, and there was not a pillow or stuffed animal within a five mile radius. It was the definition of a safe sleep environment for a newborn. And did she sleep in the damn thing? Absolutely not.
I did not plan to co sleep, but I knew I didn’t want my baby too far either. I dug around online for a while and liked the idea of sidecaring the crib against my bed. But, with moving and getting everything else ready for the baby, we just ran out of time.
The first few nights home with the baby, I got almost no sleep. I was constantly up checking on my baby and making sure she was still breathing.
She spent two nights in her swing before I moved her into my bed, and just like that, I became the co-sleeping mom I said I would never be.
After I learned how to safely co-sleep, we decided it would be a great fit for our family. While it’s not always great, there are a few things that make it worth while.
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