I was just wondering the logistics? My DS2 (5mths) has freezing cold hands in the mornings and I was thinking of bed sharing to keep him warm - he's in our bedroom anyway, in a cot against my side of the bed.
So... How do you do it?
Baby in the middle? side - next to a wall? Blankets or duvet? How do you lie next to them? What do you do about your pillows?
I usually like the blankets up around me, but if DS is below the pillow line how do you manage without you getting cold in the night????
he's only 5months though, I would,t put a hot water bottle in with him. but his hands really are freezing! I've liked the idea of bedsharing this time around, but because we only had a three quarter bed, DH and i were pretty snug anyway, but now we have a new bed, and there's enough room now.
I co sleep with ds who is 4 months and did with dd for about 2 years. SHe still likes to get in if she's ill or has a nightmare. I think its the one area where being a single parent can be a bonus . I have no idea how peopl emanage it with two adults in the bed, unless your bed is enormous. Even co sleeping, my ds wakes up with freezing hands so it probably wouldn't help I'm afraid. As for pillows, I have my breastfeeding pillow (like a beanbag but l shaped) shoved between the bed and the wall so he can't roll into the gap (very unlimkely to happen anyway) and have pillows on my side of the bed. Tbh I would keep your set up as it sounds ideal- I would have ds in a cot next to the bed if there was room
gecko sleeps with me and has done since about 2 months
right at the start she was unser her blankets and I had a single duvet so I could keep it off her but keep warm
At about 8 months I brought my duvet back onto the bed and just kept it off her as best I could but wasn't so worried
she is now 20 months and she has a 'banky' that she hugs and sometimes has over her she also has a very flat pillow that she usually starts on at the beginning of the night but is below it by the middle of the night
she doesn;t like having covers on so I have been dressing her warmly for bed
I sleep very lightly and dont move around much so I have had no trouble with feeling like I would cover her up or anything
dh sleeps in a different room so he can get a good nights sleep and because he snores
At 5 months, I would use blankets and try and keep the duvet off him(maybe use a single each)