One of the first questions you have to answer after you give birth is, Where should baby sleep? A bassinet? Crib? Cosleeper? Your bed?
It’s a decision that deserves some serious thought because it will affect your sleep, your baby’s sleep and your baby’s safety.
Hands down, having your newborn baby sleep in your room is the way to go! It’s cozier and much more convenient. It lets you hear when your baby spits up, has breathing troubles, or is uncomfortable in any way. And, as a total bonus: Your being nearby reduces her SIDS risk. The current recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is to keep your swaddled baby right by your bed, in a bassinet, crib or cosleeper for the first 6 months of life.
Content contributed by Happiest Baby founder Dr. Harvey KarpContinue reading