Aug 01 , 2019
The current recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics is to keep your newborn in the room with you in a separate bassinet or crib. Even if you don’t plan to co-sleep, this will keep you close by for feedings and help reduce the risk of SIDS. The AAP also recommends keeping your baby in the room with you until they’re six months old; meanwhile, some studies have found babies who sleep alone starting at four months sleep better. Regardless, the experts agree that, at least when the baby is a newborn, the best spot is in your room.