I want to co-sleep with DS (11 weeks) as he is seriously struggling to sleep in his cot and we are getting desperate...but I'm so terrified of smothering/overheating him. We have a thick winter duvet on the bed as it is freezing - I can't put him under it, can I? But if I put him on the top, I have to have my arms out to hold him and I then don't sleep because I'm too cold (I have Raynaud's and get cold really easily). Is there a way for me to stay covered but to still co-sleep safely? Also, what do I cover him with if he's on top of the duvet - I'm worried if I put a blanket on him it might end up covering his face as you can't exactly do feet to foot on a bed. Can he wear a grobag or will this be too hot if I'm cuddling him as well?
DS2 co sleeps in a sleeping bag on top of the duvet as well or more beside it. I also have some very attractive pairs of flanelette jammies but I have also have found a fantastic use for the snuggy blanket my friend gave me - you know one of those blanket with arms things- and have used that on occassion to keep me warm when it is cold in the night and as it is just a fleece blanket the over heating risk is less than with a duvet.