We’ve been co-sleeping since the day Babe was born. We use the Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet so that Babe is practically right next to one of us. We only bed-share when Babe is having trouble sleeping. That’s not because we’re opposed to bed sharing, it’s just that side-lying is pretty uncomfortable with my DSP.
Maybe it’s because we were sleeping in an unfamiliar place (grandma and grandpa’s house) but Babe started waking up every couple of hours over the Thanksgiving holiday so she spent most of the nights sleeping between us.
Now that we’re back home, we’re finding it hard to get back to our routine. Babe had trouble getting to sleep the first couple of days and woke up several times each night. The last couple of nights she only woke up once, which had been the norm, but her timing has changed. She used to get to bed around 7 or 8, wake between 11 and 12, and then sleep through until 6 or 7. Now she fights sleep until 9 or 10, wakes between 1 and 2, and sleeps until 7 or 8.
It’s difficult for me to get a good night’s sleep when she’s sleeping between us but nothing is better than waking up to this in the morning:
Do you co-sleep, bed share, change it up? What works for you?