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Co-Sleeping.. user banned
12th May '13

I said I would never do it.. And here I am, my 3 month is in the bed w/ me! ARGH! He has reflux so he is CONSTANTLY waking up at night and it was just easier to put him in bed w me.
If you co-sleep, how do you do it "safely"? I am a super light sleeper, so I feel the slightest move he makes. Do you out you LO up on a pillow w you or.. I dunno?.. Just kinda curious as to how you guys sleep w/ an infant in the bed w you.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th May '13

No pillows or blankets are supposed to be used for it to be safe I believe.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" No pillows or blankets are supposed to be used for it to be safe I believe."


Well, I know that.. That's what I've always heard, anyways. I was just wanting to know how the other moms did it.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74563 posts
status 12th May '13

I always had my LO in my arm and would turn toward her.

3.14159265359 1 child; Traverse City, Michigan 822 posts
12th May '13

I co-sleep with my husband and daughter, we love it :) I don't allow pillows on the bed but that's all. She favors my side, so I get to snuggle her all night. Your instincts will keep her/him safe.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
12th May '13
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Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
12th May '13

Me and SO use separate light blankets and keep them to our own sides of the bed with the middle empty and each a small throw pillow and DD sleeps in the empty middle of the bed. They told me at the hospital that it was safe but I also hear a lot of people say no pillows or blankets at all.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
12th May '13

I don't Co sleep with this baby because of fear of Sids bUT every single night I want to and I feel sad that I can't. With my first I would just put my arm around him our under his neck, like let him use my arm as a pillow. I don't think its that bad as long as you don't drink our anything before you go to sleep and yeah I wouldn't use any heavy blankets.

linsα most, CZ, Czech Republic 30164 posts
12th May '13

DD doesn't get any pillows or blankets. We have a queen size bed to ourselves, DH sleeps on a twin in the same room. I prefer it that way anyways because he rolls like crazy at night and I need my space no matter if a baby is there or not. I guess that makes it safer that its just DD and I.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Jenniferjo:" I co-sleep with my husband and daughter, we love it :) I don't allow pillows on the bed but that's all. She favors my side, so I get to snuggle her all night. Your instincts will keep her/him safe."


I use a pillow for him. He isn't rolling over or anything yet. So he just kinda sleeps on a pillow beside me, on his back. I usually like to keep him elevated bc of the reflux and he WILL NOT lay flat. It sucks!

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5324 posts
12th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ¿ ¼ ¿:</b>" I always had my LO in my arm and would turn toward her. "</blockquote>




This!!



Lo had severe reflux and would stop breathing. So I felt way more comfortable with him in my arms.. I found him blue in his crib one morning and it scared me to death.. soo yea we co slept until his reflux got better.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
12th May '13
Quoting orchidlovingmama:" I don't Co sleep with this baby because of fear of Sids bUT every single night I want to and I feel sad ... [snip!] ... think its that bad as long as you don't drink our anything before you go to sleep and yeah I wouldn't use any heavy blankets."


SIDS risk is lowered with safe cosleeping.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
12th May '13
Quoting linsα:" DD doesn't get any pillows or blankets. We have a queen size bed to ourselves, DH sleeps on a twin in ... [snip!] ... crazy at night and I need my space no matter if a baby is there or not. I guess that makes it safer that its just DD and I. "


Aw.. Your poor hubby! lol

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th May '13
Quoting orchidlovingmama:" I don't Co sleep with this baby because of fear of Sids bUT every single night I want to and I feel sad ... [snip!] ... think its that bad as long as you don't drink our anything before you go to sleep and yeah I wouldn't use any heavy blankets."

co-sleeping lowers the risk of SIDS.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
12th May '13

When DD was itty bitty I would turn my pillow sideways (so that it was narrow and didn't stick out much past my head.) and then I would tuck and cover I used under me and at waist level or below. I would hold her in the crook of my arm and turn towards her or leave a large open area on the inside side of the bed (making sure the mattress was snug against the wall) with no pillows or blankets near her.



I also always kept a fan going and gave her a paci at bedtime. :)