My little man just turned 2 months and today was his checkup. It went pretty well, he got a couple shots and cried a lot. But he’s doing great! The doctor was a little iffy when I told her he sleeps next to me tho. She was like ohh really, you know the risks right? (I’m not a fan of his pediatrician!)
So let me start by saying, I have tried the crib and the bassinet and both have not worked out. As soon as I get him to fall asleep I put him in the crib and he’ll wake himself up and be up for HOURS! It just becomes a restless night for all of us because now he’s fussy that he can’t fall asleep, and we can’t keep our eyes open. I also found that when he eventually fell asleep in the crib he woke up 30 minutes later crying! I fed him, and he was up for hours again. It was just a very rough night.
So after that, we tried the bassinet, which turned out the same. After being exhausted multiple nights in a row, I decided to let him sleep next to me one night. It went very well for both of us. He stayed asleep throughout most of the night. He woke up a couple times to eat but went right back to sleep after. I was finally able to sleep. It just worked. I do know the risks, and I am very cautious. (But this is only temporary)
We do want to get him to sleep in his crib eventually, hopefully before I go back to work. I am going to keep trying!
What are your thoughts on co-sleeping??