Abby - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Currently I have a 15 month old, and another little bean on the way in September. My husband and I are debating back and forth about what we should do about our new one's sleeping arrangements. Cooper slept with us until he was 9-10 months old, and I know for a fact that I do NOT want our new baby to do the same. I breastfed (and still am currently) so it was much easier to feed him at night--but by the time he was 9 months he was still waking up every 1-2 hours to nurse and would scream all night if I tried to get him to go back to sleep any other way. We spent a whole year with sleepless nights, and I know it was because he slept with us for so long. We aren't anticipating Cooper being ready to move out of his crib when the new babe is here and dont want to buy a new one. So, after my rambling the question is:
Have any of you started your newborns out in a pack 'n play right by your bed? Did it make the transition to a crib easier when you moved them out of your room? Did it help them sleep through the night early? Any help would be greatly appreciated!