With our oldest son, we co-slept with him inside our bed. The second we learned our lesson and had him in a co-sleeper then he went right into his own bed. It worked fantastically.
But the oldest, well having him co-sleep inside our bed backfired. Badly. To the point where he took over my husband’s side of the bed and my husband was forced out onto the couch. We all just couldn’t fit in one bed.
Finally when I was pregnant with Addison we got him into his own bed in anticipation of a new baby in the house, but I knew right then and there — no matter how much I wanted Addie sleeping WITH us… it would not be happening because I was not getting stuck in the above situation again. (more…)