I have severe sleep apnoea and use a cpap machine. Do you still recommend newborns sleeping in the same room for the first 6 months. Im concerned that my apnoea will keep the newborn awake.
Red Nose does recommend Room Sharing for the first 6 - 12 months.
Parents are not expected to observe their baby constantly. If your baby is sleeping in a separate room check baby regularly to ensure that the baby remains on the back and the head and face remain uncovered (as baby grows beyond 5-6 months they will move around the cot and roll over; settle baby to sleep on their back but let them find the sleep position they feel most comfortable in. A safe cot and safe sleep environment is still necessary for babies older than 5-6 months)
The protective effect of room sharing can be partially explained by increased adult supervision and observation of the baby.
Have a look at our full Information Statement here: https://rednose.com.au/article/room-sharing-with-baby