Re: sleeping arrangements
We co-sleep with our 9 month old and always have since we brought her home from the hospital. It's the only way she'd ever sleep when she was a newborn, but now she'll sleep about 3-4 hours in her own bed in our room if my husband and I need some alone time at first and then I bring her in bed with us when she wakes up. For naptimes she will not sleep by herself so I usually just nap with her or lay on the couch with her and watch TV while she naps. The only way she will sleep without nursing to sleep is if she's in her carseat in the car or in her mei tie. I guess those would count as rocking to sleep.
Everyone always acts like her sleeping with my husband and I and not going down by herself for a nap is a big problem. It's really annoying sometimes how mothers of "perfect" babies whom are just so "good" and sleep by themselves all night always try to give me advice and tips on how I can get my DD to be like their baby Co-sleeping works for us and my husband really loves it. He's gone at work all day so he uses cuddling with her at night as a way to bond since he misses most of the daytime hours with her. Anyways, I say just do what's right for your family and listen to your baby's needs.
~Proud AP Mama To Natalie Ann *7/9/06* & Isabella Faith *7/6/09*~