AHope, good luck to your DP re Lilah vs. the bottle... Seraf has some good alternative ideas!
library, we are having similar issues re co-sleeping. we are using blankets already and S handles it fine... even between us. he gets super fussy if the blankets are bothering him, and I wake quickly to fix them. our issue is that DP is somewhat of an insomniac and she doesn't like taking sleeping meds with S in the bed. she gets sad/disappointed in the night if she wakes and can't sleep because she used to snuggle up with me and fall right back asleep. but now I am snuggled up with S and she feels lonely. she would really like him to be in the crib, the co-sleeper IS getting small... but then I have to wake-up to feed him rather than just popping the boob into his mouth (if that, he's pretty good nowadays to find it himself). she said she'd sleep better in his room (on the floor) but doesn't do that because she is worried I won't like it. I won't, I want her in the bed with us... I think it's important for all of us to bond at night but not at the expense of her sleep. her mood is really suffering. so she will sleep there if she needs and I've been able to put S down into the co-sleeper after he falls asleep (!) the last few nights and then we get good cuddle time. doesn't really solve YOUR issues, so sorry I rambled on about me...
I really think you may be ok with some more blankets and Alice in the bed, IF you feel comfortable. good luck! oh, and I think I "liked" Alice's bat costume on FB, but I'll say it here... aDORable!!!
Sara, so glad your 'rents took it well!
afu, like I said in my ramble to library... we are getting some cuddle time in due to the fact that S is staying asleep better! last night I had him in the co-sleeper at 8pm, we sat out in the living room until 9:30p, came to bed and slept cuddled together until 11:30p when S finally awoke for a feeding! it was marvelous!!
ETA: yesterday was Silas' half birthday! 6 months have flown by!!