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Co-sleeping: baby snuggler

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atalantis Tue 07-Aug-07 09:24:01

Apologies if this has already been dealt with in a co-sleeping thread... I did look but couldn't find anything.

DH and I are expecting DC1 next month. We were wondering whether anyone has any experience of using a baby snuggler like this one for co-sleeping. Any opinions/advice much appreciated.

gingerninja Tue 07-Aug-07 15:45:44

We co-slept but didn't use one of those. In the begining she slept between DH and me although he never liked that arrangement for fear of rolling on her so made (you can buy them) a bed rail which was invaluable. DD could then sleep next to me. DH and I could snuggle and we could have our own blankets while she was in a sleeping bag.

Ceolas Tue 07-Aug-07 15:47:55

Baby on top of covers in a sleeping bag worked for us too.

Chirpygirl Tue 07-Aug-07 15:51:58

DH and I are both not small and we spreadeagle when asleep so we put the cot alongside the bed with the side taken off and lay a single sheet across the top of our mattress and over the cot mattress so DD was less likely to fall through a gap, that way she was protected from me smacking her when I rolled over and was also within arms reach.

MegBusset Tue 07-Aug-07 15:52:47

We looked at these but decided it would take up too much room in bed, also you'd have to lift LO out to feed, thus kind of missing the main advantage of co-sleeping! (if you are bf that is).

Like Ginger and Ceolas, DS originally slept in between me and DH, on top of his cot mattress which we put on top of our duvet to stop him getting squashed.

Now he's much bigger and more wriggly, we have a bed rail (BabyDan portable one from JoJoMamanBebe), LO sleeps on top of duvet in sleeping bag, and DH buggers off to sofa when DS comes in with me! If you can get a king-size bed I would recommend it, we only have a double.

atalantis Tue 07-Aug-07 16:14:28

Thanks for this, everyone. Much appreciated. Now we just need to work out how to train the cat to stay outside the bedroom all night without scratching furiously at the door!

atalantis Tue 07-Aug-07 16:14:46

Thanks for this, everyone. Much appreciated. Now we just need to work out how to train the cat to stay outside the bedroom all night without scratching furiously at the door!

Ceolas Tue 07-Aug-07 17:46:16

Oh yes, king size bed a must!

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