I guess I'm writing this post cause I'm after a yes or no "am I doing anything wrong?". I'm really struggling with the stigma that co-sleeping/bed-sharing is unsafe.
My baby girl is 3 weeks old today. Since we've been home I've tried moving her to her bassinet or fold out little co-sleeper bed at night but she lasts about 5 minutes then wakes up crying. During the day she falls asleep on the pillow I rest her on when feeding so I happily leave her on that (always watching her) for her usual 1-2 hour naps.
Night time is the big issue. The only way I've found I can get 3.5-4 hours sleep is if I feed her beside me till she falls asleep. I make sure she's not near any edges and I make sure I protect her from any rolling my husband may do.
I've read so many things on feed, play, sleep and I've tried it but she won't settle. I've tried swaddling her and she hates her arms restrained so I've accepted the fact that they need to always be out. I've also read that I shouldn't let her fall asleep on my boob. Should I stop reading up on this maybe? Lol
I feel like I'm being a bad mum subjecting her to unsafe habits but I don't know what else I'm supposed to do. This is my first baby so I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has.