We have a 5 week old baby (who is pretty big-- 12 lbs!) and have been cosleeping since she was born. Our arrangement is a king sized bed with 2 pillows, fitted sheet, sheet, blanket and comforter-- and we have a cosleeper crib next to my side of the bed. Ideally I would have baby in cosleeper while she's sleeping all night- but it's kind of impossible, she goes down to sleep for the first time in it, sleeps a 2-4 hour stretch and then wakes up to nurse 2-4 times a night. I pull her in bed with me, nurse her, and in the beginning I would stay awake the whole feeding and then put her back in the cosleeper- but now I am awake just long enough for her to latch on, but then we fall asleep together in the bed. This wouldn't be a problem if I didn't find myself waking up in a panic because I've covered up the baby! It's usually just the sheet that goes over her head but there has been a couple times where it was the sheet and the blankets. I wear a long sleeved open sweater to sleep in hopes that I won't unconsciously yank the covers up over me, but it's been FREEZING in our room (gets down to 28 degrees at night this last week and I'm in coastal california)-- and our heater is not efficient in heating our bedroom, so we just use lots of blankets.
It's really freaking scary waking up and flipping off the covers to make sure she's still alive... I read, and have been told by friends that if you bed share you should keep the covers folded down to waist level and just wear long sleeves and not use covers at all on the top half of your body. That's what I try to do... yet unconsciously I keep flipping them over her because its freezing. I know one obvious solution is to get a space heater. How bad is it to flip the covers over the baby?? she's all snuggly and warm and sleeping deeply every time I uncover her, but it's so scary.
advice please?? how bad is it to accidentally cover up the baby? I also have a feeling that it's not for very long she is under the covers, my mommy intuition is probably waking me up every time to take them off her.