Anne - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have only recently become aware of the whole attachment parenting thing and I was wondering what counts as co-sleeping. Do you have to be in contact with your baby the whole night? We have taken one side of my baby's cot and pushed a bed up against it. I lay propped up in the bed next to her and when she wakes up (every hour) I lift her over to me. The night is divided between me holding her and her sleeping in her cot next to me until my mom takes over. My mom does a shift so I can get some sleep because with my baby waking so frequently I don't manage to get more than an hour while in with her. Is this co-sleeping or not?
Also when you are co-sleeping and nursing in bed what do you wear? Do you switch sides and move baby to the other side of the bed in the night? Where do you put your arms - under baby or on top of her head?
Interested about how it all works.