I don't know when I decided my husband and I would co-sleep with our baby. I know that long before I became pregnant, I bookmarked a link to a co-sleeper bassinet. When someone informed me that babies usually grow out of them around 5 or 6 months, I smiled and said "I'll see if I can stretch it until 9 months."
My daughter didn't spend too many hours in that bassinet (though she did spend some time in there and it did make for a wonderful changing table). Here we are nearly 10 months and she is still in our bed, nestled next to me throughout the night. It works for us. It might not work for you, maybe it didn't work for your neighbor or your cousin in Indiana.
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