1. These are some great tips! As someone who tried sleeping separately and bed sharing, I personally found that bed sharing made life a million times easier for night feedings (as a mom who nurses.)

    It’s not for everyone, but for us personally, it helped me, my baby, and my husband sleep 100% better. I could sleep while my baby nursed, and didn’t have to worry about falling asleep while I was sitting up nursing, which almost happened before.

    And as a side note, we always made sure blankets, pillows, etc., were not near baby when bed sharing. We also had our mattress on the floor instead of high up on a bed-frame, just in case.

    • Karen

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience with bed sharing, Ellie! I agree that it can be a life-saver when done safely. It’s also not for everyone, as you said and that’s okay! Glad you liked the post. 🙂

  2. Cindy


    “If you don’t have a partner to help, consider asking a relative or friend for some daytime help so that you can nap during the day.”

    Thank you for adding that! I’m a single soon to be FTM and there is NO advice out there for doing anything alone. Everything is just, “Ask your husband to take on such and such responsibility,” etc. So thank you for considering single parents!

    • Karen

      Hi Cindy! Thank you for your brave “yes” to being a single mom. I hope you are able to find a strong support system with other single moms in your area. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Congratulations on your new baby! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you find tons of support here!

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