Newborn Sleeping Arrangements

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I have a nursery all set up for our soon expected baby, but find that even the idea of her being down the hall from me distresses me. What do you recommend to your pregnant moms regarding sleeping arrangements?

A. Your first nights home can be tricky. I do not recommend separate sleeping arrangements for your new baby. I strongly support the Family Bed. If you don’t want to do this, at the very least use a “co-sleeper” or bassinet next to your bed. Putting a brand new baby in a separate room is not as safe as having her in your room.