I have a moses basket for my 3wo next to my bed. It has been empty for about 2 weeks now...
It all started when my mother (whom has been visiting and helping with the mid-night feeding/sleeping adventures) confided that after I fed him and passed him over to her... that she just lay down with him next to her or on her chest... and that's how she got him to sleep...
EEEK! (at first...) But now I do it too! He sleeps better and longer when he sleeps on my chest... which is now for EVERY nap and through the night (in which he now only wakes once! Hoorah!).
My mother says that "the first 6weeks - 3 months are survival. It doesn't matter what you do, as he won't really remember/begin to see it as a pattern..."
Forum says "begin as you mean to go on..."
My mate Suzanna says about her co-sleeping with her children (up to 6mo old) that "to be a good mother, [she] needed sleep. To get sleep, she needed to co-sleep. Not every night, but most nights."
I'm terrified to put him in his basket, because I don't want to be up and down all through the night getting him back to sleep - I feel I've come so far with just one night waking/feed! Also, with him on my chest, it's very easy and convenient to soothe in the night if he fusses... Lord, do I sound lazy!
Also, my DH has M.E. and cannot be disturbed in the night... (but it seems that we're putting him in the spare room now, so that may not be a problem. I digress...)