I didn't really know which board to go to, so this one seems ok
I am 5 weeks pregnant, and was talking to my in laws about a nursery. They told me to not even bother with a crib. I was like uh why would I not bother buying the most important piece of furniture? They said because the baby will not sleep in it, they will end up sleeping with you every single night. My BIL even said he sleeps on the couch because he's afraid he will roll over on the baby.
Um, what the crap?? Are any of you new parents experiencing this? Personally, I would be scared to death to sleep with my baby! Maybe put them in a bassonet (sp?) the first few weeks but eventually definitely they will sleep in a crib I hope!
I am hoping that the reason behind their babies (Well, one set of BIL and SIL have a 2 year old and a new born, the other set has a 1 year old) sleeping with them is because they spoil them, but having no parenting experience I have no idea. Is this common? It seems irresponsible to me, but then again maybe I'm just new and don't know.
My sister has a 2 year old who has slept in her crib since the beginning. So obviously it can be done.
What are your thoughts???