Co-sleeping can be a lovely experience for both parents and children. It is also something that, in order to work best, takes careful consideration and planning. Co-sleeping and bed sharing will transform your bedroom from an adults-only sanctuary into a shared family space. I'm not saying that this is in any way a bad thing, but it's just one of the many things to consider before co-sleeping.
I co-slept with my children. When my daughter was an infant, she slept in a bassinet next to my bed, and my son, who was then a toddler, slept in our bed. As my daughter grew, she and my son would take turns: one of them would sleep in a toddler bed next to us, and the other would sleep in the bed.
Eventually, they both transitioned out of our room without too much of a fuss. But, in all honestly this is was all sheer luck. My husband and I started co-sleeping mostly out of pure exhaustion, and not at all because we had done any research or given it any consideration. Had we been blessed with kids who fought against sleeping in their own rooms, we wouldn't have had any clue what to do.
I don't recommend that you fly by the seat of your pants when it comes to co-sleeping. Here are some things you should consider before bringing baby into the bed.