Tabitha - posted on 03/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am conflicted on this, and wondering about other moms opinions. I am a new, FTM with a now almost 10 week old. Through experimentation and seeing what's worked for us over the last few weeks of our sons life we decided to lay him in his pack n play next to our bed until he's older. We have a routine down now where I bathe, feed, and read to my son. Instead of making him sleepy this makes him happy and oh so cute. I lay him down and he usually coos and smiles, then will grunt and fuss and eventually drift to sleep- self soothing. If he cries I Always go to him.
My husband doesn't think allowing our son to self soothe is good for him and brings him to bed with us (we safely bed share).
So question is, is fussing the same as crying in regards to babies trust? And for those who had a bed sharing baby- was it hard to transition him later?
I want what's best for my son, but with SOOO much conflicting advice I don't really know what that is!