I couldn't bare to be away from my baby when she was a newborn, so we got this co-sleeper. She slept right next to me, but in her own bed. It made me feel so much better that she was safe, but literally an arms reach away. If she got fussy, I could just rub her tummy and let her know I was there and she would go back to sleep. Its very easy to set up and break down. We take it with us when we travel so that she has her own bed, and we can keep her close.