Hi, mamas! I'm expecting my first in a matter of weeks, and we've decided to bedshare with the little guy. My DH has sleep apnea and uses a CPAP machine, so we feel it's best for the baby to sleep on my side of the bed vs in the middle. We have an Ikea platform bed with a memory foam mattress and are not able (for a wide variety of reasons) to put it against the wall. We also cannot put the mattress on the floor, although I do realize that is often a preferred method of bedsharing!
All that said, I'm looking for safety options to ensure my little one can avoid a fall. I've looked at expensive options like the Humanity family sleeper, less expensive options like Bed Bug Bumpers, and super cheapo options like pool noodles. Can anyone with similar experience share their findings?
I'm leaning toward the Bed Bug Bumpers, which are pretty economical at $20, but am tempted to try the pool noodle route since they're SO cheap right now. I'm mostly concerned that the pool noodle will not stay put under the fitted sheet, and may roll off the side of the mattress onto the platform, which would leave no barrier for baby boy. Has anyone had this experience?