Thank you -- all of this is so helpful.
We aren't doing a family bed, but do have a smaller bed (bassinet) for in our room that we're planning to use in the first few weeks/months (we'll see how it goes). I'd like to make getting up in the middle of the night easier on myself... (I don't want to get up and have to walk to the nursery). I am planning to put the baby to sleep to nap in their own room straight away during the day though. Is that too confusing, do you think, or will they be ok as long as the routine starts early?
I do have a little white noise maker that plays 4 different tunes, one is "relax," one is "play," one is "heartbeat"... and I forget the last, but it's on a timer and I do plan to use that as a pavlovian type of thing.