I had not thought I would be a cosleeper. I have an Arm's Reach Cosleeper which he actually slept well in, but I wanted him closer (6 inches was too far ). Anyway, I started sleeping with him and he sleeps even better and so do I. We do one of two things. We start the night with him on his side facing me, tummy to tummy with his head about boob level or slightly higher. I put my bottom arm under my pillows and out straight. I curl my legs up and put a pillow btwn them. I figure the pillow and the arm out will keep me from rolling. I pull the covers up to my waist or don't use any at all. I tuck them under me so they can't come up when I do use them. He stays in that position for 4 hours usually. Then we nurse with me lying on my back and him on top. He falls asleep and then we sleep more in that position. It's him either on my chest tummy down or sort of tummy down/sideways in the crook of my arm, but propped up to my belly level. I put a pillow under each of my arms so he can't roll off.
It works really well for us sleep wise. Do you think it sounds safe? Tummy down and the use of pillows to prop arms up and such?
Also, at one point do you typically start having the baby sleep on their own for naps? Elliott is rarely put down. He is on my body nearly all the time. By my choice. He is an easy baby and does not need to be held for comfort all the time, but I miss him if he's not right with me. I put him in his little seat or his swing when I need to prepare food or eat something too tricky for him to be in the wrap or in my arms. For naps he is usually in my arms or on my chest while I watch TV. I assume at some point I will have to put him down for naps, but when is that typically? I guess I just see what works for us. I am just doing what feels natural.