Not only used one, I use TWO. One from a Coopworth sheep and one from a Ramalais (sp?).<br><br>
At the start, I used it as a "sleeping platform" between me and my husband so he would get used to the baby being there. Our pixie was asleep on his back and seemed to sleep really well on it. Then he slept on it on his stomach. At first I was terribly nervous and watched him like a hawk when he'd snooze on it. But, his head was always truned to the side and never looked like there would be the least problem. He's now 17 mos. old and crawls onto one when he wants a nap. Falls asleep working his fingers and toes into the fleece.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
We have a shor5 hair and long hair one and love themboth. We were really cautios and only had dds sleep on thier backs etc. . .with my third we have really loosened up. I prefer the short hair ones for babies because they are easier to care for and the long haired one has given dd a love of hair pulling<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: It is nice that they always have a natural, clean, familiar place to sleep and play regardless of where we are.
We ended up buying two because we found them so amazing! DS is now 4 and *still* sleeps on them. The only bad press I heard about them is, if they come from New Zealand, they may have been exposed to volcanic ashes which may be dangerous to breathe. Mine are both canadian and shorthair, btw.
we use a Snugglewool blanket, sheepskin minus the skin. it gets used all over the house,chairs, floors, beds, etc. I really like it, i can set the babe down when he has fallen asleep and he will stay asleep!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">