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Name: nicole jones
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I'm not pregnant, yet, and this is more or less to settle an argument between my husband and I but.... when did you guys move your baby from bassinet/co-sleeper to a crib or bassinet in the nursery? and what do you think about baby sleeping in the bed? (my husband says it's fine, i think it's just plain not safe- especially with my tossy-turny 300lb husband!)
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Name: firewife | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 1:11 AM
I moved my baby into the crib (in his own room) when he was three months, it took a week or two for him to sleep in it the whole night. As for the cosleeping, I am a toser but for some reason, instinct I guess, I hardly move a muscle when baby is in our bed, my hubby on the other hand, does not sleep well. He is terrifed he will hurt the baby, so I don't put baby in between us, just on my side, just beware when baby starts to roll over. 

Name: homemommichele | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 2:13 AM
I put my babies in the crib at about 3-4 months. I am in favor of co sleeping with precautions. I always kept his head on the crook of my elbow so I could not turn without waking. My dh is a very light sleeper and would wake up before he'd roll onto anyone. I also had huge babies 9-12 lbs, so they are a lot harder to roll on and not know it!! My oldest would not take a nap without me, and working all night and sleeping only when he did a nap was a must, whatever it took!! 

Name: Stacy | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 3:58 AM
Hi Nicole

I moved the baby into he own room around 3-4 months.
I swore up & down that I wouldn't have the baby sleep with my husband & I... that was before she arrived. After she was here I found myself feeding her in bed so one of us could sleep, while the other one ate. I loved snuggling up to her so we could nap together... I miss that so much :( She is 11 months old & has no time for snuggling, to much to see & do. I can't let her sleep with us now, because she'll just crawl of the bed & land on her head.

When the time comes you'll do what feels right. Just trust your instincts. And, don't rush time flys by so fast with those little ones, enjoy every minute. 

Name: soontobe6 | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 4:32 PM
not many people i know use bassinets.alot of people make the mistake by putting babies in their beds.i would say put the baby in crib asap so it gets use to it.no baby needs to be in your room.if u have amontior u can hear it any wheres in the house.i know it is hard i diid it 5 times now and due with 6th one in 14wks. 

Name: mommyagain | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 4:44 PM
my girls slept with me for a few months. Cant remember exactly how long. Kenzie muy youngest slept with me the longest. She was very colicy so it was the only way I got any sleep. I am very sound sleeper now but when my babys are young you cant drop a pin with out me waking up so I felt ok with doing it. I was very parranoid of sids so I always wanted them right next to me. It is your choice of course... experts say dont do it at all but it really is using your best judgement. 

Name: Lynne n | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 5:09 PM
My baby was in his own room from day one they recommond that your baby is in your room with you for the first 3 months,but not in your bed.
If i were you i not have the baby in bed with you beacuse the baby might become too hot and overheat! Not only that but you are making a rod for your own back if you do beacuse you start to do that then your baby will get wise to it and you will have a problem getting them to sleep in their room,my friend let her baby sleep with them he is now school age and he is still in their bed.They would like to try for another but it is a bit hard when you have a 5 year old slepping in your bed.
The only one time that our baby did sleep with us was when we had to stay in a hotel one night(we were at a wedding) and he was not used to the surrondings! 


Name: Angela1 | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 5:50 PM
I have never slept with my kids. I have a three month old baby and sometimes I will let him sleep next to me on the couch. I also have a two yr old and she has never slept with us. She actually refuses. One night my husband went out of town and I am a wuss when I am alone at night. So I tried to get my daughter to sleep in my bed and she didnt want any part in it. I think it is a good thing. But since the kids wont sleep in my bed then I geuss we will have to use another form of birth control!! hehe!! 

Name: Fiona | Date: Jun 13th, 2006 9:39 PM
Sleeping in bed is safer than the couch as it's easier to smother them on a couch. Please don't couch sleep.

Having them into bed with you can be safe as long as:

] You're not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
] You're not exhausted.
] You don't cover them with a quilt - they can wriggle down under it.

I used to let my baby sleep in our bed as sometimes he just wouldn't settle in his crib. It was fine and he was relaxed and happy with us. If you're really worried that your husband will sleep too deeply and roll around the it might be safer not to have baby there. Only you know him best.

Please don't couch sleep though. I heard of a baby that died because it slipped down between its mother and the couch and suffocated - this does happen and the SIDS people don't recommend it at all. 

Name: Pasha | Date: Jun 15th, 2006 3:03 AM
I put my daughter in her crib in her own room about 2 weeks ago. She is now 3 months. I too used to say that I would never take her in bed with us, but sometimes I do take her. My bf really doesn't sleep well so I put her on my side. I try not to do that too often I'm afraid she'll get spoiled... Maybe I'm paranoid but hey. When my bf is not home she sleeps with me cause I'm a wuss too!!! lol 

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