We have been co-sleeping with our son for 28 months. Our second child is due 4 months from now. Our son doesn't seem at all inclined to move out of the bed (surprise surprise) but we're wondering how we should manage once the new baby comes, or if there's anything we can do to increase our son's sleeping independence before the baby gets here.
We've tried having our son sleep with my partner in another room, so that I can sleep just with the baby when she gets here, but our son wake up crying by midnight when we do that, being used to cuddling with mama all night. I'm worried the baby will disturb his sleep, if we try to stuff everyone in the same bed, but I'm so stressed and tired as it is right now that adding more sleep deprivation doesn't seem like a fun idea. We tried the sidecar bed, and it was a total failure, I think because he's used to sleeping cuddled up. Would love advice from parents who have been there!