Laura - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Ive researched this over and over and read so many different opinions but wanted to see what everyone thinks about my situation.....
my bootiful boy is 3 months old, we have co-slept from day 1 for a few reasons...
1 - he was born in january when it was freezing cold, i hated the thought of him being too cold in the night
2 - we were so overwhelmed that our baby was finally here after a 10 year relationship (childhood sweethearts) that we just wanted to cuddle him
3 - im breastfeeding so found it so much easier
4 - he generally didnt like sleeping in his crib
Plus im a light sleeper and dont move round much in sleep so i knew it would be safe.
Now, the warmer weather is coming,he is getting older /and bigger) and mummy n daddy miss cuddles from each other.....is it the time to attempt gradually teaching baby boy to sleep in his moses basket?
In the night, he wakes once or twice to feed and feeds for about 5 minutes before falling back to sleep, then i lay him next to me but he opens his eyes to check im still there and puts his hand on my face for comfort.......does this mean hes not ready to be away? hes the same with daytime naps.....always needs to be in my arms and everytime i lay him down (even next to me on the sofa) he wakes up straight away.
Im not too frustrated about it, i love him cuddling into me but when we do attempt it, how can i do it without letting him 'cry it out'? any opinions?