- He's waking up less throughout the night.
- When he does wake, it doesn't take much effort to settle him and can mostly be done without feeding him back to sleep. So no more two-hour-long resettling marathons!
- We are all getting more sleep, which is making life much easier with which to cope!
- It's still taking FOREVER for him to go to sleep to start with. The first night it only took 25 minutes of lying down with him, but we are back up to the 45 minutes to an hour that it was taking to settle him in the cot, so there is no real advantage here.
- It's not a very safe arrangement as the bed is not a mattress on the floor and doesn't have guard rails for when he's asleep in there by himself (which is why we have to stay with him until he falls asleep).
- We are going to have to get him back into the cot at some point, mostly because of the safety factors, and I have no idea how we will do this considering there is not enough room in our room for the cot to do a transfer whereby you have the cot next to the bed then gradually move it further away until it's in the nursery. Last time he was co-sleeping, he was still in the bassinette, so it was really easy to transfer.
And if you're wondering why I don't just sit him in a basket outside with me while I hang out the washing, I tried that, but the yard is so uneven that a slight shift in his weight tipped the basket over and he hit his head on the ground. So until he is more stable when sitting, I won't be trying this again.