Thank you to Jennifer Coias for her helpful video!
For more on the monumental benefits of sharing sleep with your baby, see the articles on this page: CoSleeping Review of Research or at the Safe CoSleeping Page on Facebook.
Note: Cosleeping can take the form of bedsharing (sleeping on the same safe surface) or nearby sleep sharing (within an arm's reach of baby on different surfaces). Both have physiological benefits for baby and mom, both foster a more effective breastfeeding relationship, improve milk supply, and both protect from SIDS risks during the first year of life by regulating respiration, cardiovascular function and hormone levels. At our home we use beds (on the floor) that are pushed together for ample, comfortable, safe sleeping space (first photo below). Like many others, we've never used a crib. However, if you already have a crib that you'd like to make use of, turning it into a co-sleeper is a very useful idea.
Photo examples of how parents have turned their crib into a side car co-sleeper.
To submit your photo, send to DrMomma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Further resources at the Safe CoSleeping community on Facebook.
CoSleeping Families Discussion Group:
Public Safe CoSleeping Page: