Our son sleeps in the bed with my husband and I. He has since day one. We have a crib but won’t use it until he is older. (We use it for naps). I thoroughly love having him in our bed because it makes nursing a breeze and I get to sleep. Lol Do what you feel comfortable with. My husband and I aren’t big drinkers and we don’t take medications and are light sleepers so it works for us. I know if we were ever feeling like we were “Drunk” we would put our son in his crib to be safe. It’s all about what will be doable and safe for you and baby. ☺️
We use a cosleeper crib called Babybay. It's a half-moon-shaped crib that connects with the mattress flush with our mattress. It was kind of expensive, but I love it. It's the best of both bed-sharing & having a separate crib. Baby's separate & safe, but right up against our bed so I can reach her & she can see me at all times.
Had a bassinet for the first few months in our room then went to the crib. I was very paranoid about sids and tried my best to follow the recommendations put in place by Canadian paediatrics (alone, on their back, in an approved sleep space that is flat and free of any loose bedding, etc.). Even so, there are nights I was desperate to get my baby to sleep and we co-slept, so I recommend looking up safe co-sleeping regardless of your choice because it will most likely happen occasionally whether or not you plan it. But a baby in their own crib in their own room will wake less frequently than a baby in your bed who can smell your yummy milk. So with my second I plan to move him to his own room sooner than I did with my daughter. We had a lot of sleep issues and I believe having her so close contributed since I was picking her up before she cried to avoid waking my husband (probably unnecessary since he sleeps like a log but as a first time mom I didn’t know any better). Good luck whatever you do, and be safe!
I have my crib but my daughter sleeps in the bed with my husband and I. The first month or so she slept on my husbands chest on in her bassinet. & then somehow ended up in our bed. That’s where she sleeps most nights. Whenever I really just want to cuddle with my husband, we put her in the crib. But other than that. My baby sleeps in my bed!
I bought the crib first too. Then I found out he hated the huge space for him being so little. Plus I couldn’t see him and I wanted him close to me, so i bought an arm’s reach type of bassinet. Love it! But he still didn’t like it, with the startle reflex he’d wake himself up as soon as I’d lay him down. So we had the swaddler too. With the swaddler he’d also put himself to sleep with no issue!Worked perfect with the white noise until he was 2mo and started to break out from the swaddler. Só took the swaddler off and by 4mo he was too heavy for the bassinet and now he is sleeping on a sleep sack on his room on his crib :)
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