When DD was little it gave me such comfort to know that everyone I loved the most was all safe in the same room
But breastfeeding was a big factor for us as well, having her near made it so much easier!!
Plus the sids thing, I actually enjoyed hearing all of her little noises and the fact that I was alert to them. That special intuitive bond (to me) is a special gift of being a mother. It always left me bewildered that hubby didn't stir at all!
I know without a doubt that if I wasn't hearing those precious sounds throughout the night I would be stumbling around in the dark checking on her! Even now (she's 8) I will still check on her when I wake through the night, and every now and again we have a family sleepover in the same room, it still feels lovely!