Sleep is an issue that all new parents struggle with. Even seasoned parents often feel overwhelmed and sleep-deprived with a baby in the house.
What people are comfortable with when seeking solutions about baby's sleep is culturally based, too. You may find it "normal" for your baby to sleep all cuddled up beside you, (and there really is nothing as warm and comforting as that closeness!)
But maybe you are unable to get sufficient sleep to function during the day with your baby sharing your bed, and you would like to teach baby to sleep in a crib.
Although there is no magic, blanket solution that will solve all your sleep issues immediately, here are some tips of what has helped some parents.