When your baby comes along, a lot of things change. One of the most obvious changes is your sleep schedule. Your baby sleeps when it wants, in short bursts, and sleeping through the night is a bit like reaching the parenting promised land. If you decide that co-sleeping is the way to go, your sleeping arrangements will change even more. Going from your regular sleeping arrangement to adding another tiny human in the mix is going to take some time to adjust. You'll want to come up with ways to make time for yourself when you're co-sleeping, otherwise, you might start to feel a little bit claustrophobic.
If you're used to a specific nighttime routine that's free from crying babies, the transition into co-sleeping can be a bumpy one. But if you arm yourself with tactics and plans for self-care and creating time for yourself, it'll be smooth sailing for both you and baby. Because co-sleeping should be something that makes your life easier, not something that makes it more miserable. So rather than diving into your new sleeping arrangement without a plan, why not sit down with your partner and figure out how you're going to make time for yourself before baby comes along? If you need some ideas, read on for a few suggestions of how to make time for yourself while co-sleeping.