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We originally were only going to have 2 children so we bought a pillowtop queen when the youngest was almost 2. Since then we decided to have a 3rd but I'm concerned about sleeping with a newborn on a pillowtop. Dh thinks we should buy a mattress pad and sleep on the floor instead of the bed to be safer. Any ideas? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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well...we have a pillow top and cosleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck"><br><br>
have you thought about buying one of those little cosleepers that fits between your and your partner's heads? they're inexpensive and sound a lot better than sleeping on the floor!
 

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I didn't co-sleep because of a pillowtop. However, I did use the sleeper thing that goes on the bed. They are awesome. Unfortunately, she outgrew ti around 2 months. A smaller baby could go longer.<br><br>
I would've used it to co-sleep the whole 2 months, but due to renovations ony m apartment, and some difficulties recovering form ym c-section, I stayed at my parents for much of that time, and slept on the couch. Then she was in her pack'n'play right next to me. Which is another option. I'd have done that at home, but the bedrooms are too tiny.<br><br>
I did bring Rachel to my bed in the morning, for her morning bottle and nap, til she was old enough to crawl off the bed. I'm not at all sure that was safe, but I wasn't sleeping as soundly as at night.<br><br>
Now that she's in her toddler bed,and old enough for me to feel safe with ut (almost 22 months) she spends part of almost every night in my bed, snuggled up next to me. I love it.<br><br>
So, I'd say use the sleeper thing that goes on the bed, then a co-sleeper maybe, and out the crib in your room if you can. I"m not sure what age a pillowtop is ok. But when it's safe then I"d co-sleep. It took Rachel a few long tiring nights to figure out that coming to my bed during the night didn't mean to stay up & play. Now she crawls in, asks to cuddle & goes to sleep.
 

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Yikes, we also had a pillowtop and have co-slept from day 1. I wasn't planning on co-sleeping (I said I "never" would, actually! eating those words now!), so I didn't research the "right" way to co-sleep. I had an unplanned c/s and it just worked so well having DD in there with us, so I laid her down next to me and we slept like that. I also laid a body pillow b/w her and DH so he wouldn't roll on her - another no-no!<br><br>
We did also get an Arms Reach co-sleeper -- this is a great product and worked SO well. Until she was old enough to sit up and crawl around when she woke up at night! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So my advice would be to get one of those, rather than sleeping on the floor. I think you will all be much more comfier.<br><br>
That's my $0.02!
 

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We have a pillowtop and bought an Arms Reach co-sleeper, which to this day my son has NEVER slept in (makes a great diaper holder though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">). From day 1 he's been in bed with us on the pillowtop and has never had any problems with it. He's always been a back sleeper so not sure about babes that are belly sleepers, but I feel confidant he's okay on the mattress.
 

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All three of mine coslept on a pillowtop. They wont' self-suffocate, so I wasn't worried in the least. Three <i>tummy-sleeping</i> cosleepers were all fine.
 

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Yeah it is great for holding glasses and books too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We sleep on a pillowtop with blankets and pillows and baby in between mom and dad. All these are the no-no's of co-sleeping as I read in every book and online. However I think it depends on the child. My babe is 4 months and has always been active and alert and nurses frequently through the night. He always seemed very capable of moving or letting me know if there was a problem. So I haven't worried a whole lot other than trying to make sure dad doesn't cover his face with a blanket...which I now use a small pillow on top of the blanket so dad can't quite pull it over baby. If the baby was a deep, long sleeper and really laid back, then I would be more concerned.
 
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