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March 28th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Is anyone planning on co sleeping? Sawyer slept in the rock and play last go around, but I'm thinking that I would really like a snugglenest or something in our bed. I will be bfing and its so nice to be able to roll over and grab your baby 4 times a night, then having to get up!

I'm just wondering if anyone has used any cosleeper apparatus that they would recommend!
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March 28th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Wondering - do you do the whole burping and diaper part of the routine in the night too? Obv first timer here!
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March 28th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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This is my first, but planning to do all in bed - sleeping, feeding, burping, changing. I'll just keep the things I need on a bench at the end of the bed. I can't imagine having baby sleep in another room or having to get up, but that's just me!
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March 28th, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Wondering - do you do the whole burping and diaper part of the routine in the night too? Obv first timer here!
Yup, still do diaper changes and stuff. As they get older, you don't have to do them as often/not with every feed.

I'm going to check out the Arms Reach Cosleeper tomorrow. I had a pack n play by the side of my bed last time. It was fine, but I still had to sit up to get her out and would get out of bed to put her back in. Doesn't sound like a big deal... but I was up a lot with her. What I would miss on the cosleeper is a changing table/pad. Most pack n plays have those attached--very convenient.
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March 29th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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we have co-slept with all our kids and it was the best ever! I am too lazy to get up and out of bed to go sit in another room to feed the baby.

If you are going to co-sleep of course there are safety precautions to take. We actually have used our crib as a co sleeper, we take the one side off, bump our bed up against the crib and DH attaches it to our bed with zip ties. It works great!
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March 29th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I have co-slept with all our kiddos and #3 still co sleeps with us everynight. She's getting better about sleeping on the couch my herself for naps now though She's 20 months old right now
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March 29th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Yeah I still had to sit up with the rock and play. I was thinking of getting a side car something...but I really like the idea of a snuggle nest right in bed. It looks like from the reviews that long babies would grow out of it pretty quickly though, so I've been looking to see if there are any other better options

Yes to the burping, diapers, though sawyer was never quite the burper.
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March 29th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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I don't like to cosleep, but I always end up doing it. I don't have a nest or anything. When they wake up to be fed, I usually get them out of the swing or PnP, bring them in bed with me, and go right back to sleep. Then we sleep through the night with a baby attached to my boob.

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March 29th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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I have co slept with my other 2, but I find it SUPER hard getting them out of our bed later on. My 5 year old still sleeps most of the night in bed with us!

But I'm definitely not against it if it means more sleep at the time! lol
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March 29th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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We don't officially co-sleep, but I have the bassinet on my side of the bed right up against the bed. Often they end up in with us after the last early morning feed, & stay there until we get up
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March 29th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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we're either getting a bassinet to start (on a bench/ottoman right up next to the bed) and an arms reach later when baby is bigger, or just start with an arm's reach, it depends on which stroller we get because some of them come with a detachable bassinet.

we will NOT be having baby IN the bed with us when he/she is little though... my fiance/soon to be husband tosses and turns and sleeps horribly and I sleep like a rock- and we have a queen bed. it just wouldn't work.
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March 29th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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We co-slept with both zoey and noah. Zoey moved into the pnp next to our bed at about 5 weeks (she was sttn), and then to her room and crib a couple of weeks later. Noah just started sttn (he's 5 month) and has been sleeping in the pnp for about 10 days now. We will move him to his room in a couple of weeks.

I was super nervous about co-sleeping at first, but it just makes everything so much easier. Both baby and I slept better. I wasnt checking if baby was breathing every 2 minutes.
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March 30th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Yes, we co-sleep. It makes my nights so much more tolerable! Love it!
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March 30th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Co-slept with Finn. We also had a bassinet and then PNP right up against our bed.
It's so much easier especially in the early weeks when you're nursing so often.
We'll be doing it again this time!
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March 31st, 2013, 04:59 AM
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We will have the PnP bassinet set up next to our bed.
Cosleeping isn't my favorite when they are tiny. It makes me nervous and I don't sleep well.
When baby is a little older it usually ends up nursing/sleeping in our bed in the early morning hours, when I've given up getting it to sleep in its own bed!
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March 31st, 2013, 05:54 AM
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Co-slept with all of mine too.
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March 31st, 2013, 08:31 AM
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I'm thinking something, a pack and play probably, next to the bed. I think I'd just be too paranoid about in the bed. SO can be a bit all over the place - though if he doesn't have him some breathe right strips and a mouth guard, he may be couching it anyway.
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April 1st, 2013, 04:27 AM
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I have co-slept with all of mine. I didn't intend to with my first, but it was either that or I get absolutely NO sleep at all for the first few months, lol. I was too nervous to let him out of my sight. It made feeding and changing soooo much easier too. I plan on doing it again this time.
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April 1st, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I didn't really co-sleep with my two daughters, but I would nurse them in bed and then fall asleep while they were eating, lol. About 30-60 minutes later I would normally wake up and put them in their beds. With my second though, she sometimes slept with me, but with me alone, since my ex husband was not someone you would want to cosleep with. She was colicky for the first 6 weeks so I kinda had to. Plus she was one of those babies that had to be held or very close to you or she would fuss and she had her nights and days mixed up in the beginning. Once I switched her to formula at 6 weeks she was no longer colicky and was an easy baby (albeit rather active).

This baby we plan to have an arms reach co-sleeper by my side of the bed. If I end up co-sleeping, baby will be between me and the co-sleeper I think. I get too nervous about DH rolling on her or something. He can be a heavy sleeper sometimes.
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April 1st, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Yep! We'll use the PnP and try to use that as much as possible, but I won't have a problem pulling the baby into bed with us. And I'll only allow it the first 6ish months then the kiddo will have their own bed.
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