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Hi, I wanted to ask a question of all the mums. I have a new daughter, she is 2
months old. Unlike my first born daughter she is very attached to me and she will
only sleep in her bassinet some of the time, most of the time I co-sleep
with her next to me, or fall asleep with her next to me while breast feeding
(doing this gets me a lot more sleep). I try every night to get her to
sleep in the bassinet but I fail most times. What’s better , 1. Me get more
sleep the way I’m doing it or 2. Put her in the bassinet no matter what and
have her crying most of the night?

Will having her sleep next to me make it a lot harder in the long run to get her into her own room later on and make her dependent on me? Has anyone else had this problem/ situation? Thank you :)

Posted by Courtney, 24/06/2013

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  • No, it’s a bad habit to get into!


  • What worked for you in the end? I guess they are all different but I would have thought it would make it difficult in the long run and it is not recommended under the safe sleeping guides. Advocates of co sleeping are adamant there are no risks but the possibility of a risk isn’t one I’d be willing to take


  • The attachment does make it harder both for you and baby later on. :) however do what is right for you!


  • Not if you can help it…..NIGHTMARE!!


  • Yes we did and really keeping her with me only made it worse in the long run when I had the strength and put her into her own bassinet to sleep and limited my intervention we all slept better. I found it easier to put her in a different room (her room) as I didn’t hear and want to react to every noise she made. She learnt to self settle. Around 12 wks their sleeping pattern often changes and so it might be a good time to make the change


  • Start by putting her in the bassinet in the day when you are awake and alert. this way it should get easier to put her in there of a night. Make sure you swaddle her up as it seems she may like this. Try very hard to stop the co-sleeping as it will be harder later.


  • At 2 months it shouldn’t be a problem, and you should do what works best for both you and bub. Gradually increase the number of times you put her in the bassinet, and she will eventually get used to it and settle.


  • I am reading this and realize that it was posted in june last year so I am sure you are now sleeping much better and have sorted out her sleeping as she would be older as well.


  • Yes, it is how babies are meant to sleep, it provides warmth and security.


  • I co sleep with my bub until she was 6 months old


  • Co sleeping saved my sanity! My daughter is now 6 months and sleeps on her own throughout the day and co sleeps with us at night and has been that way since 4 weeks old. If you are happy doing it then enjoy it and don’t listen to anything anyone says. Personally I sleep far better when she’s right next to me and she does to :)


  • what did you decide to do?


  • Most of the time you just need to do what works and what feels right to you


  • What did you end up doing?


  • I co-slept with all my babies


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