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Old 12-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #11
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Re: Co-Sleeping mamas, Q

Forgot to mention that I don't sleep nearly as lightly as I used to either... I've definitely thought about a basinet by the bed, or an arm's reach if we have more. My boy was a bad sleeper when tiny - and honestly most of the night he was in our arms while we rocked in a chair for the first year anyway - but I know the worries... if we ever deal with it the bassinet type route is what I'm thinking of doing...

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:02 PM   #12
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I don't hold on to him, maybe I'll try that. He's been a tummy sleeper (hiding under the chair...I know!) but it's the ONLY way he will sleep. Other wise he wakes up screaming every 5 minutes. But last night I made him stay on his back. We were up ALL night nursing, and when he tummy sleeps he sleeps at least 8-10 hours. Soon he'll be rolling to his tummy anyway but last night there were no moving issues...just waking issues.
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I'm curious why you're using blankets? Safe co-sleeping requires that you don't use blankets or pillows because infants can get tangled up in them & suffocate. You're supposed to bundle yourself up to keep warm.
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Re: Co-Sleeping mamas, Q

I just saw the Baby Delight Deluxe Snuggle Nest product posted on another forum this afternoon and immediately thought of this thread. I think it's supposed to go in your bed, but gives baby his own space that keeps him facing the right way and prevents mom from rolling on top of him.

I tried adding a link to the product but the forum wouldn't let me since I don't have enough posts It should show up in a Google search tho. HTH!
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:11 PM   #15
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Re: Co-Sleeping mamas, Q

yup, this happens to us all the time, but our dd is 18 months. She is starting to drive me nuts though. I never know where she is going to be when I wake up!
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I'm curious why you're using blankets? Safe co-sleeping requires that you don't use blankets or pillows because infants can get tangled up in them & suffocate. You're supposed to bundle yourself up to keep warm.
hmm, seriously I've never know anyone not to use blankets and pillows. I always kept the pillows away from my kids but we did have a light blanket.
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Re: Co-Sleeping mamas, Q

I put the blankets around myself and then tuck them down beside me so that they are not on baby's side of the bed at all. I still do this even though dd is old enough for blankets now because she just hates sleeping with blankets and will kick until they are off her anyway. I also use pillows, but I extend my arm between baby's head and the pillow so that she can't get up into it.
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Do you swaddle? Maybe then he won't be able to turn himself around so easily?
Just wanted to note that you shouldn't swaddle a baby if you're cosleeping. If the baby does get himself in a dangerous position or get covers thrown over him etc, he will be helpless to move himself. See dr sears for more info.
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Re: Co-Sleeping mamas, Q

It might have been a fluke thing.. but if it continues and you don't notice, I'd be a little more concerned.
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So far, it hasn't happened again.

Yes we use a light blanket but only pulled to our waist. And we have a king size bed and he has a good 3 ft in the center that have no pillows. We keep the safely by the edge.
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