Co sleeping safety concern. Anyone have experience

(11 Posts)
HeyitsBB Fri 23-Sep-16 10:22:24

DD is 6 weeks old & we've co slept most nights since birth. I follow the safe sleeping guidelines & I've been really happy with how it's gone so far. Issue is last night I sort of rolled further over onto her. I woke up immediately as I felt her.

It's really worried me as I've obviously forgotten she was in with me & I didn't think that this was something that happened.

Does anyone have experience of the same? What did you do?

FATEdestiny Fri 23-Sep-16 16:57:48

You do have to be acutely aware of body positioning even when asleep, which gets harder the more exhausted you are.

Can you use your arms to position yourself in such a way that you cannot slump forward?

HeyitsBB Fri 23-Sep-16 19:04:46

That's what I done, sort of tucked my arm over the top of her so that I wouldn't roll. I think I probably just shifted my weight slightly and bumped her.

I think I'll put her back in the Moses basket tonight. I only started to co sleep properly because I was starting to snooze when we were feeding sitting up & that is definitely not safe

FATEdestiny Fri 23-Sep-16 19:35:36

If you use a bedside cot, you can still feed lying down and then kind of scoot baby over into the cot (without lifting) when you've finished feeding.

I took one side off the full sized cot and butted it up to my bed (easily done with an allen key). Much more convenient than those tiny bedside cribs.

Mouikey Wed 28-Sep-16 17:05:47

We have a a bed guard and I also put my feeding pillow along it and then lean on it when we cosleep/feed/doze so I know where I am. An adapted recovery position is also good to prevent rolling!

Tumtitum Wed 28-Sep-16 21:05:52

Sleepyhead or similar? Then you can't possibly roll onto her. We had one for our DD and she now sleeps in it in her cot (via a co sleeper crib, which we will use from the start for the next one!). I have also rolled into DD once, when she was about 5 months, as i'd turned my back on her and tried to roll onto my back confused like you I woke immediately though. She was a bit older and I think I'd got a bit complacent! Not done it since.

HeyitsBB Thu 29-Sep-16 20:54:20

I think we will get a co sleeper as a more permanent solution. It's really frightened me because I didn't think it was something that could happen.

Tunafishandlions Thu 29-Sep-16 20:57:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Batteriesallgone Thu 29-Sep-16 20:58:23

This happened to me - I took it as confirmation that if I moved into her I'd wake. Didn't change what I was doing but was very aware of trying to get plenty of sleep so i would wake easily.

Stevefromstevenage Thu 29-Sep-16 21:00:38

I used ds' ordinary cot. 3 sides only and tied to the bed with no gaps. Slept him on a blanket to make it easier to scoot him back into the cot without him getting cold.

gemsparkle84 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:28:34

I didn't co sleep but a sleepyhead was a great investment and had baby in it in her crib next to me and would lift it into the bed on some nights when she really wouldn't settle. It was great to transition her into her cot too.

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