I believe in attachment parenting, in that I believe a healthy attachment between parents and children is important. Contrary to popular opinion, this does not mean I believe there is only one way to do things. It means I believe every child is very different and, as his/her parent, you have a unique insight into what he/she needs and it is your responsibility to listen and respond to those needs.
If you want to know what I did: I coslept with my baby for the first three months of his life and then, at that point, I slowly transitioned him to his crib over the next three months for his comfort because I felt he was not sleeping well in our bed. I followed my own unique combination of strategies which I created with suggestions from the books “The Baby Whisperer” and “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” (and I felt like a complete amateur EVERY STEP of the way). I made mistakes and listened to people’s opinions even when I was not comfortable with them (something I wish I had not done), but in the end, I feel I found the solution that worked for us.
If you are reading this and feel you need someone to talk to or want advice, please reach out to me!