I prefer co-sleeping, but the dog can stay in the bassinette.
Co-sleeper crib that I made for my dog so she can sleep right beside me. I even made the bumper pads.
No matter what type of dog they are, what size or anything else I would not have the dog in your bed at all when the baby is on your room. Whether you use a co-sleeper, bassinet, etc baby is going to be getting up every 2-3 hours to nurse and come into bed with you - no reason to have dogs in the bed for all of the reasons already stated. Honestly you should have broken this habit a long time ago so the dogs don't see they are being kicked out for the baby. We have a dog that loves to be in bed with us too, but when my DD was in my room for 7 months he only went in his dog bed on the floor away from bassinet. Will do the same this time as well.
I don't cosleep, however my advice re: the dog is to read up on all the recommendations and guidelines for safe cosleeping. Find out what the experts say about it. personally, if I were to choose to cosleep, I would not allow pets in the bed at the same time as it seems like an unnecessary risk.
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Co-sleeper crib that I made for my dog so she can sleep ..
My question is: has anyone had a large dog that sleeps in the bed and ever tried to climb in the co-sleeper (like Arms Reach) with a baby? We would like to get the Arms Reach so I just have to roll over to BF (esp. with c-section recovery) but our Rottweiler is extremely spoiled and sleeps in the bed between my husband and I every night. We love him sleeping with us and would not feel comfortable moving him into his a "big boy" doggie bed (and when we have tried, he will lie there but moan dramatically ALL NIGHT LONG). He has separation issues and needs to be physically next to us almost all the time. Other than that he is an amazing dog - smart, well trained, great with babies and kids, and very gentle and calm. Just the sleeping! So my dogs always start in their beds and come up middle of the night and sleep with me at first I thought I have to break their habit since the cosleeper is against the bed but now I don't know maybe as long as my dog doesn't sleep between me and the baby's cosleeper it is okay? I'm probably just being a big softy but I kind of enjoy them sleeping with me.... But then I it is a problem I think it is better to break their habit before baby is born.... Anyone else debating this issue? What are your thoughts ?Has anyone had a very naughty doggie that tried to climb in the co-sleeper? We are worried that he might think the co-sleeper is his and accidentally sit on the baby (he will sit/sleep on us during the night).I absolutely wouldn't co-sleep with both either. Any immunity your baby will get from the dogs will be from the hair and stuff already in your house.