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April 21st, 2009, 09:48 AM
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For the families here that co-sleep/bed share, what do you do to make co-sleeping safe for your child?
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (6) and Alexis (3)

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April 21st, 2009, 10:45 AM
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I remove everything from the bed except a small pillow for me and Dave has his pillow. I swaddle Matthew so he can't move around (he still loves to be swaddled) I also make sure our comforter is not touching him. The bed is also not near a wall and the headboard is flat and there is no space between that and the bed.

We also do not drink alcohol before bed....and in the rare case that we do, that person sleeps on the couch.
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April 21st, 2009, 11:48 AM
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I don't do anything special. I'm a VERY light sleeper so I'm awake at the smallest move.
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April 21st, 2009, 01:36 PM
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The only thing that I do is I make sure that the blankets are not so far up that they go over Emma's head. Other then that DH and I are both light sleepers so we wake up when she makes the slightest noise.
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April 21st, 2009, 02:39 PM
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i scooch our pillows over to make a space in the middle, then i put his sleep positioner thing in the middle. it has an incline head rest thing and he can't move cuz of the positioners. i make sure there is space all around his head (which the sleep positioner does actually.) he is farther up on the bed so the comforter only covers his feet and can't get any higher.

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April 21st, 2009, 02:55 PM
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The first couple of months my girls were swaddled and either in a moses basket, or boppy pillow between our heads. Once they had head control I let them start sleeping flat with us.

Frank and I sleep under separate blankets, and I share mine with Kaylee. We keep her between our heads.
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April 21st, 2009, 03:17 PM
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When Ben was little, I put a divider down the middle of the bed so that DH would stay on his side at night and not get too close to Ben. DH is not a particularly heavy sleeper, but he can be a bed hog!
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