I also had not intended to co-sleep but found it was the only way to get DD to sleep and hence the only way I would get any sleep. I try every now and again to get her to sleep in the bassinet but she screams the house down. With co-sleeping I have been able to get a decent nights sleep every night and be alert and awake during the day to look after her. My DP works overseas so I'm on my own and I think co-sleeping is what has kept me sane. The increased risk of SIDS really concerns me but I have to weigh it up against the risks of looking after a baby 24/7 on my own with no sleep (eg increased risk of car accident, risk of falling asleep while feeding, etc). When DP is home next I'm going to try to transition her to the bassinet.