Definite Yes from here. DD was in our room for the first 4mths in a basinette and new bub will be in our room in the cot right next to me.
PP have mentioned how babies base their breathing patterns on mum/dad... they cant pick it up from next door.
plus its very reassuring to wake up turn over and see their little chests rise/fall when they breathe (if they dont keep you up snoring!)
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29-04-2012 08:32 #21
29-04-2012 08:38 #22
It goes without saying that every parent will have differing opinions on what they feel is the 'right' thing to do in terms of having/not having a newborn room with them.
For us, I need to have my newborn in the room with us, in a Basinette right beside our bed next to me. I need to have them there for my own peace of mind that they're breathing, comfortable, know I am close and logistically so that I can demand breastfeed with ease and not have to fully wake myself up by going to another room.
I also can't stop gazing when I have a newborn, I love to look at bub and marvel at them and when they're happily sleeping beside me where I can see (alebit in a Basinette), I am happy and contented. Our last baby moved out of our room only a month ago to transition her to her own room in a Cot beofre this newborn arrives and it has taken my DH and I the month to get used to not heairng/seeing her there in our room.
29-04-2012 08:52 #23
as with most parenting choices, it is entirely up to you. BUT sids and kids give the safest option, whereby babies are at less risk being in parents rooms. And i doubt bells and whistles on the cot would change that too much. If you are concerned about a bassinet, why not try to rearrange your room? move out any bedside tables, drawers, dressers etc, and try to fit the cot in that way. even if it is squashed right beside your bed. the only place i wouldn't put it is near the windows. failing that it would get a plain, unadorned bassinet, and stick with that for as long as bub fits.
29-04-2012 08:56 #24
DS was in a bassinet in our room, right next to me.
We tried to put him straight in the cot when we got home from hospital, but he didn't want a bar of it.
The only thing was that every 15 minutes I kept getting up to look at him
He went into his own room in his cot when he was around 6 months, which is when he was too heavy for the bassinet anyway.
29-04-2012 09:03 #25
It's personal choice, everyone is different.
I bed shared with my 3 till they were 6 months old & moved into their own room.
29-04-2012 09:17 #26Junior Member
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Thankfully, I didn't have to worry about this dilemma, when DD was born, we were living in a unit and there was no way we were going to be able to fit basinette in there for her. I also found that she would need a nappy change mid feed anyway, so I wouldn't have been able to stay in my cosy bed for night feeds. I was comfortable with a movement monitor on and I could hear her from bed if she made any noise. I didn't have any problems transitioning her to a cot as she slept in it from about day 7 (we had her in a safe sleeper in our bed until we got the motion monitor set up).
29-04-2012 09:52 #27
The bassinet's that are used in hospitals are available to rent or buy. If you are worried about the safety of a bassinet that might be an option - they wouldn't use them in the hospital if they weren't safe.
My DS slept in our room in a bassinet for the first 3 months, by 4 months he was rolling in his sleep so was safer in his cot from then on.
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29-04-2012 10:02 #28
SIDS risks isn't an exact science. It's statics and factors that might contribute to sudden deaths with no apparent cause.
Reduce as many risk factors as you can, but I think with a breathing monitor, safe cot environment, no tummy sleeping etc. really *should* be fine.
IMO another important step with all that is learn CPR so if that monitor does alarm (and it's not a false alarm) you know what you need to do.
Though SIDS aside it is easier to room share with a newborn because most newborns wake to feed every 2-3 hours and so it might be easier if you possibly can rearrange your room to somehow get a cot in. Or maybe get a single or double bed for the nursery?
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29-04-2012 10:05 #29
(sorry I'm just in bed with my 7 week old imagining how cute another 2 of her would be asleep right now. Lol)
29-04-2012 10:20 #30
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