I had some people ask if we were co-sleeping with Marlow and if Maddox was still in our bed as well. The answer is yes and yes! And here’s how co-sleeping is different with two kids!
Co-Sleeping with Maddox was easy. We have a king size bed and there was more than enough room for us all to safely spread out and give Maddox the room he needed. Since Maddox still sleeps in bed with us, we knew we needed to have a plan in place for when Marlow came.
My plan was to have as many options as possible and figure out what worked best for us when she got here. I figured she’d sleep in bed with us like Maddox did, but just in case we needed options! We started by building a separate co-sleeper that attached to our bed. I’ll be doing a separate post about this later. We then bought a DockAtot to go in the co-sleeper. We use this in the wooden co-sleeper (instead of a typical crib mattress) as well as on the bed with us. With Maddox still in the bed, we wanted something that we could put in the bed that had a raised edge on it for extra protection. The DockATot is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere. We looked at lots of other moveable “bed” type things, and this one seemed perfect for our needs. The fact that I can easily move it from the co-sleeper to our bed has made it worth every penny! It’s super comfy and Marlow loves it! Check out the pictures above of Marlow and her DockAtot.
One other thing we took into consideration was sleeping position. Our bed is pushed up against the wall so only one side is open. Marlow sleeps on the outside protected by the DockAtot and the co-sleeper, then I sleep next to her, and then Maddox and Josh trade between who sleeps closest to the wall. This way I can be a barrier between Maddox and Marlow, I have easy access to the co-sleeper, and I can easily nurse her throughout the night as needed. Here’s a few more pictures of how we co-sleep!