I don't think we have a thread devoted to this topic yet, and now that some of us have had our babies, I thought it would be helpful to have a place for advice/discussion on this topic.
Specifically, I'm hoping some STMs might have some advice for a sleeping issue with my son. He is about a week old now. Our plan was for him to sleep in a bassinet in our room for at least the first 3 months or so, and then at some point move him to the crib in his room. First day home from the hospital, he napped in the bassinet and slept in there at night without a problem (of course waking up to eat periodically). Second night home, he hardly slept at all. Third night, he slept well again. The fourth and fifth nights (last night was the fifth night), he would not sleep in the bassinet for more than 20 minutes or so, if we could even get him to settle down in there at all. My husband ended up holding him the whole night while sitting in the glider and I got up to nurse him periodically. Obviously, my husband holding him is not a long term solution, nor is it safe since my husband falls asleep while holding him. I'd really like him to reliably sleep in the bassinet - the only other safe option is the crib and if he doesn't like the bassinet, I don't think he's going to like the crib either! He sleeps really well during the day and mostly for daytime naps we have him in the mamaroo because it's on the first floor of our house, where we spend most of the day, and the bassinet is on the second floor. I'm thinking to try to get him more comfortable with the bassinet I should have him take more naps there...does that make sense? We also have been going back and forth between swaddling him with his arms in and his arms out and I'm thinking arms in should be more effective for the bassinet. Thank you for any ideas/advice you have!