Originally Posted by my~hearts~light
Got a question.. It say on the website that the chid can pt their limbs under the pillow bt that It keeps their torso on the bed. Does the same hold true for a NB or baby?
I looked at another similar pillow but it had a sheet thing connected that you actually lay on top of, it was really expensive though. I'd like input! I'm planning on using a bassinett beside my other babies bassinett but since I plan on nursing I know eventually the baby will end up in my bed nursing when I am dead asleep. Another thing while I'm here, do you sleep with covers? Pillows? I can;t figure out how people coslee safely. I would think soft linens were a no no but I'd like ideas and to know how people really do it with a nb. THanks!!!
When you attach the snug tuck pillow to the bed, you're running an elastic band under your mattress and then looping it through a belt type thing and it velcros back onto itself. You're able to get it very snug this way. *I* can manage to slide my hand under the pillow, but it takes a little force. Not sure if my 7mo dd could (I think i've seen her fingers under it a bit but that's all). A newborn certainly wouldn't, mostly because they can't move around on the bed (they stay where you put them). So I guess the answer is, a newborn or older baby would not be able to fit any part of them under the pillow that might get them hurt. I uploaded a couple of pics
of my 7mo sleeping next to the snug tuck (as we speak!). Hope this helps you visualize it a bit better. I looked at that other pillow system online (the one that's $199 I think) and I personally think the snug tuck is much safer. One of it's features is that it kind of moves away if the child were to put their face up against it. I can't see that anyone could possibly smother because of it, whereas with the other I could see it being a slight possibility.
As far as cosleeping safety goes, I know it's important that your mattress is firm (not a pillow top). The baby should be next to the rail/snug tuck and mom should be next to baby. Only a mom is supposed to be able to sense the baby enough to be safe to sleep next to him/her. That being said, until we got the snug tuck, our dd slept btwn my dh & myself and our first dd always slept btwn us (although he did put a pillow on her face once and tried rocking her to sleep by grabbing her face with his hand and rocking (thought she was the bassinet - LOL) ). We use all our normal bedding (sheets, blanket & synthetic down comforter w/duvet cover). We just keep them tucked in very low so that the top of them comes only as high as her chest. She doesn't inch her way lower when she sleeps (higher usually), so she never ends up with her face under the covers. I know some babies do though, so you'll just have to wait & see. Here's an article from Dr. Sear's website about co-sleeping safety. Hope this helps.https://www.askdrsears.com/html/10/t102200.asp