So, dear friends in the computer, your collective words of wisdom please.
This issue of sleeping. What to do?
I would love my children to sleep in their own beds. Preferably all night without waking up, but ok, I will temper my fantasies with a dose of reality. In their own beds, asleep some of the night will suffice for now.
My grand plan was to let the babies sleep in their (incredibly cute, costs a lot of money) bassinettes in my room for the first three months and then transfer them into their own (expensive, brand spanking new, fancy) beds, in their own (beautifully decorated, all set up) room.
So far they have spent a total of about five minutes in their bassinettes and the remaining time in my bed. Or to be more precise, Kate in the crook of my arms and Adam on my chest until they fall asleep and then spread eagled in the middle of the bed while Marko and I hang precariously off the edges on either side.
I don’t want them in my bed permanently, BUT sleep is premium and when it comes to the middle of the night it is easier to put them in my bed than to try and get them to sleep in their bassinettes. And I think it is too early to let them cry it out. Or is it?
Am I making a horrible mistake by letting them in my bed? Can you form a habit within the first six weeks? Should I just let them cry themselves to sleep? That doesn’t feel right, they are still so little. And yet, they seem to have definite preferences already (i.e. my bed / chest / arms). I would like to keep the marital bed down to two occupants, preferably Marko and myself.
When can I / should I start training them to sleep in their own bed?