December 22, 2015

Transitioning a Family Bed with a New Born

We are a "bedsharing" family we started cosleeping & moved our son into our bed around 8-9 months of age. We never planned on bedsharing to be honest.. I read baby wise was not planning on ever having a baby in our bed. Baby wise is honestly in my opinion not for me or our family it's great if it works for you but after having my son and my arms I wanted nothing to do with anything I read in that book mommy instinct kicked in and I did not have the heart to let me baby cry it out our son was colicky and cried the majority of the time anyways... We brought him home from the hospital and I had him in a Snuggie Nest in our bed this worked for a little while but with his reflux and colic he needed to be elevated so we transitioned him to the swing where he slept much better he actually was in it so much we went through two baby swings!! After he was passed the colicky stage which takes about six months (so sorry for any of you moms that have a colicky baby you're in for a long road of sleepless nights and a  restless baby) we eventually moved him into our bed which was much easier since I was breast-feeding him. Our son is a very high need loving child who thrives on physical contact so the thought of moving him out of our bed and bringing another baby into our bed breaks my heart. So I discovered this halo bassinet which is amazing I'm so excited to use it worth every penny wish I had it when I had our son. My plan is to have her in this until she outgrows the bassinet & then begin to start transitioning him into his big boy room. Which we are all OK with if it takes several months cause were in no rush to have him out of our bed I also like the idea of him being a part of everything and not feeling left out so what what better way to help him adjust and letting him stay in our bed and having our new baby in the cosleeper bassinet. I would be totally fine with having a complete family bed but I do need my sleep and the thought of two little ones and a 6"2 husband does not seem like it would work lol but never say never... So below is a photo of our bedroom and how I have it set up along with photos of the halo bassinet. 
Some of the AMAZING product features: 

The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is the only bassinet that rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety. Now your little one can sleep as close as you like.
In addition to bringing baby close, it swivels to make getting in and out of bed hassle-free. Its unique design means baby is visible at your eye level, allowing you to soothe your baby quickly, while mesh walls provide maximum breathability. In addition, its patented side wall lowers and returns automatically, allowing you to tend to your baby while still in bed - ideal for all mothers (especially those recovering from C-sections). Recommended for babies up to five months of age. Also includes a soothing nightlight, sounds, music, 2 levels of vibration and nursing timer.
  • Rotates and swivels 360 degrees to bring baby to you for close, safe sleep.
  • Sidewall lowers so it's easy to stay in bed while tending to your baby, and can be locked if desired.
  • Unlike other bassinets, its 360 degrees rotation makes getting in and out of bed hassle-free.
  • Ideal for nursing mothers and mothers recovering from C-sections.
  • Sturdy, stable 4-point base adjusts to fit most beds from 22" to 34" tall.
  • Base easily tucks under bed and requires only 32" clearance from wall, making it ideal for small spaces.
  • Includes nightlight, 3 soothing sounds, 3 lullabies, nursing timer and 2 levels of vibration, all with 30-minute auto shutoff. Includes 100% polyester coordinating fitted sheet.
  • Includes 100% polyester coordinating fitted sheet.
  • Includes 100% polyester coordinating fitted sheet.
  • Includes 2 Storage pockets to keep baby's essentials close by.
  • Requires 3 AA batteries- not included
  • Polyurethane mattress pad is waterproof and contains no toxic flame retardants. Independetly tested to meet or exceed all U.S.Consumer Products Safety Commission and Health Canada safety standards for bassinets. JPMA certified.
  • Recommended for babies up to five month of age. Use should be discontinued when infant shows signs of pulling up, rolling over and pushing up to kneeling position.
  • Weight: 48.3 lbs


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