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#1 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 08:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

Just curious when you all think it's safe to use pillows and blankets? I am not sleeping well with out covers and pillows (I do use a sheet though over my lower half). Maybe you all use them, but I'm one of those super nervous cosleepers. Or is there a safer pillow for bed sharing? I was just laying on my boppy pillow and was thinking it might actually work as most of the pillow could be around by back and I could have just a little under my neck.

My baby is 7.5 months old and still very immobile. I think he has a long way to go before we can relax these precautions. My daughter is 3.5 and I don't worry one bit when I sleep in her bed with her. But that is kind of obvious. Thanks for any thoughts.

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If you want to take baby steps, try a small firm pillow. Maybe off your sofa, neck roll pillow.
For covers look for light weight. I like throw or twin size. Something your baby can swat away from their face
If you need more warmth, think about small heating pads. I use a corn filled small pad. Personally I also use a throw size heating blanket and keep it over my legs and feet.

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My DD is now 9 months and she goes to sleep in her crib but we normally end up co-sleeping by the morning.  She is now in her own room (she was waking up too much in our room) and because DH does shift work there is a single bed with a bed rail in her room.  I get really cold at night and have to have something around me to be able to sleep, I also get really sore neck muscles so I sleep with a roll neck top on and in a sleeping bag.  I tried keeping the duvet around my middle but I was just too paranoid that I would pull it up or DD would crawl under it.

 

Same thing with a pillow can't do without it.  At first I would push it as high as I could and sleep with my arm under it so it wouldn't budge but this gave me a dead arm.  Now I put it under the fitted sheet and he-presto, safe pillow!  It took me a while to get used to it but it beats sleeping without a pillow...
 


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