I’d typically put my deughtar to bed in her room. When she would wake around 2am for a feeding, my husband would change her and bring her to me. I’d often let her sleep with us until I had to get up 3 hours later and then placed her back in her crib. That all changed when a friend of mine lost her grandson (same age as my deughtar) becuase he sufficated while sleeping in bed with his father. Ever since (about 4 months old), my deughtar has ALWAYS slept in her own bed! She’s a happy girl and sleeps 11 1/2 hours at night at 18 months! The bonding can be done when I’m awake! Her life is too precious to risk on convenience!