Where does your baby sleep! Do you co-sleep? Or your baby sleeps in nursery…in other room? Or he sleeps in your room? Do you bed share? Well well well… A NEW PARENT like me is often bombarded with such questions!!!
So, before Lv birth, I thought I would need nursery where we would spend most of our daytime and as the day ends we will retire in our room where I will share my room with her…. & she will sleep in a nearby cot..
I stay in India, where generally people practice bed share and so it was expected of us too.. But, we were way too scared that we might hurt her!
Till 3 months, we strictly followed back to cot routine after every night feed… But, at times she refused to sleep in the cot or else… Aby & I were so sleepy that we didn’t care to put her back to sleep in Cot!
We are ok with either. … Room or bed share, if we manage that in harmony with each other needs! One thumbrule is during day & till we are awake, we will put her to bed in COT!
After practicing both I realized both have their own pros & cons!
In bed share, BF is so much easier & baby is so close to you! I love that closeness J …I still worry that Aby or me might hurt her but not to that extent…we are been in the job for 6 months now J… but, I generally don’t get enough space so often ending up cramping up my body…hence all types of aches happen!
In room share, I get space so I don’t cramp myself!…Lv still gets up 4-5 times @ night so BF is not that easy …hence,…I end up getting her in the bed…. & If I am not getting enough space I put her back!! So, this is how I figured out my co-sleeping arrangement!