I have a co-sleeping question.
I have a breastfeeding 10 month old. I put him to bed at 7pm in his crib (in his room) after I have nursed or cuddled him to sleep. When he invariably wakes up, I bring him into bed with me and my husband.
There have been a few nights where I wanted to start off with him sleeping in our bed (he was sick). I can’t think of a way to have him sleep in our bed safely unless I am there with him… and I don’t really want to go to bed for the night at 7pm.
Does anyone have experience here? I don’t know what to do other than lay in bed for hours and try to go to sleep. Can I leave him in our room with the monitor? What would I need to do to secure the sides of our bed?
What do other families do? All go to sleep at the same time? Stay up later? Hang out for the night in the bedroom? Put the mattress on the floor? I can’t really imagine how we would babyproof our whole bedroom… but I suppose we could.
Thoughts? Experiences? Advice?
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