Bassinet...

Osh77

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I'm looking for some practical advice on using a bassinet. I co-slept with my first, but I'd like this little guy to be comfortable in his own sleeping space outside our bed, but in our room. 

I guess I struggle with figuring out which whimpers are early "I'm hungry" signs and which are "I'll settle back to sleep with a little time." Do you just ignore baby until he is legitimately crying and upset? I wake with every sound he makes, so I don't get any sleep (newborns are noisy!). When he's sleeping next to me he sleeps soundly and I wake to his early feeding cues.

Co-sleeping makes my husband nervous and we also have only so much space in the bed. I sleep better with baby right next to me, because baby sleeps better, but I do often end up sleeping at a weird angle hurting my neck or shoulders. 

So how does one put baby to sleep in a bassinet in these early days? Nurse baby to sleep, put him down... And if he wakes? I'm BFing, and he's struggling to stay awake for a full nursing session so his meals are sometimes every 3 hours and sometimes clustered.

I did just get an in bed co-sleeper to test out tonight, but I would like to get baby sleeping in his bassinet.

Baby is 4 days old. I'm pro co-sleeping, pro crib-sleeping, pro whatever-works-for-you, but I'm specifically looking for advice on getting baby sleeping in his own space (and getting some sleep myself). I know some recommend the Arm's Reach co-sleeper like this https://www.evababygear.com/best-baby-bassinets/, but I don't plan to get one.

Thanks for any insight. I realize it might seem like a stupid question!
 

Karkes

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baby is just 4vyears old!! at this stage, the baby needs more n more love from their parents! especially from their mother! sleep beside her at least for 6 or 8 months. she will feel very comfortable and happy with your presence only.