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I've been cosleeping with my daughter, and a few times of the last month I've woken up with my back to her rather than facing her. Does anyone else do this? Should I stop cosleeping with her? I'm worried that I'm forgetting that she's there or something like that while I sleep, and that I might pull the blanket up over her head (even though its a thin one, I'd still rather not take the risk of covering her accidentally).
 

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This happens to me, as I sleep between my two DSs. Sometimes, DS1 needs me in the middle of the night and I doze of facing him, instead of DS2, whom I usually face. I wouldn't worry too much about it. You still "know" your child is there, even in your sleeep,and as long as you don't have big, thick blankets, like a down comforter or something, it should be fine...
 

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I don't worry about it either.<br><br>
I remember some of Jack McKenna's Notre Dame cosleeping research showed it didn't matter what position cosleeping mamas slept in. They are still "aware" of their babies enough to be safe.
 

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I've always tossed and turned while sleeping. I cna't stay in the same position all night- so when my kids were babies that meant that half the time I was facing them and half the time my back was to them. It was never anything I worried about.
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about it, most of the time after dd falls asleep, I intentionally turn away from her to keep from getting kicked in the chest at night. Your mama instincts will kick in and you'll notice is she moves or wakes up.
 

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There have been a couple times that our light blanket has ended up over my babe's face, and believe me--he lets me know! He starts fussing and scooting around enough that I wake up and notice it. This has only happened 1-2 times, but it's helped me to rest assured that if something is bothering him in his sleep, he'll let me know!
 

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How old is LO? I ask because I would worry if he or she is a newborn. If they are more than a couple of months old I wouldn't worry, though. When DD was a newborn she has such bizarre breathing that I would worry that something would cover her face, but now she'd definitely let me know!<br><br>
I'm actually looking forward to being able to roll away from her and have her stay asleep!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't worry too much about it, most of the time after dd falls asleep, I intentionally turn away from her to keep from getting kicked in the chest at night. Your mama instincts will kick in and you'll notice is she moves or wakes up.</div>
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My DS ia a kicker too and to prevent getting kicked in my pg belly I turn away.
 

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I wouldn't worry at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been cosleeping with my daughter, and a few times of the last month I've woken up with my back to her rather than facing her. Does anyone else do this? Should I stop cosleeping with her? I'm worried that I'm forgetting that she's there or something like that while I sleep, and that I might pull the blanket up over her head (even though its a thin one, I'd still rather not take the risk of covering her accidentally).</div>
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i think it's fine. you can roll over and still be mindful of where someone else is in bed. you probably did it with your DP before you had a baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have similar concerns. I sleep with DD on one side and DS on the other and wake up with a sore back from sleeping on my back all night. We have only been co-sleeping since 4 months and just recently, at 9 months, have I been feeling okay about turning toward one. I also sleep with a thin blanket, as DC are in sleep sacks, and am careful to cover only me. When I start feeling bogged down in insecurities about the safety of co-sleeping, I try to remember all those before me and those current who had/have to co-sleep, for survival.
 
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