21 August 2019
I made the decision once my baby boy was born. I was hesitant and against it at first because of the risk of rolling over and suffocating him or him not being in a good sleep position, but in the hospital he fell asleep on me multiple times whether when we were breastfeeding or I was holding him and was just too exhausted. The nurses would come in and ask if I wanted them to put him in his bassinet.
Doing it in the hospital made it more appealing once I got home and sleep was rare. He mainly sleeps in his cradle beside my bed, but occasionally we will fall asleep with him on my chest or beside me ( not up against me ). At one point, his stomach was upset and this was the only way I could get him to calm down and sleep, every time I would move him into his cradle he would wake up. We got 5 hours of sleep and he is completely healthy. That being said, he does not do the same with his dad who is a VERY heavy sleeper and would roll without being aware.