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Alice May
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Joined: 09/27/2009

Hello Moms!
Hoping somebody might have some advice for me.
DH and I are expecting our first baby in May. I am interested in co-sleeping, but I know it's controversial, and obviously we still have lots of time to look into it and think about it. For an unrelated reason, we are thinking about switching up our bedding - we use a comforter without a cover that can only be dry-cleaned. Needless to say it does not get cleaned as much as it should. (I have asthma so really should be doing a better job...) Am thinking about getting a comforter with removable cover but before we spend money on that, if you are going to have a baby in the bed, or right beside it, what do you use for bedding? Anybody any experience with this? As I say, we aren't definitely going this root, so this is less about should we co-sleep and more about just IF we did, what bedding would we be using? Don't want to spend money on something and then find that it won't work for us in a few months. I know this is very controversial but if anybody has experience co-sleeping I would love to know what you used. (Live in Canada, have cold winters so it is unrealistic to think of not using anything!) Would love your thoughts!
Thanks so much!

ablaze
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Joined: 12/26/2009

Alice, obviously I'm not a mom quite yet, but I can't see why you would need special sheets for co-sleeping. I would just stick with some breathable and washable fabric like cotton and make sure you have a nice tight fit. For the comforter, if it were me, I would also pick something washable and not too bulky. Those sleep sacks are great for covering the baby and you can dress him/her in warm pj's. I have also seen co-sleeper bassinets in stores so I would get that so the baby has his/her own space to sleep on and you can put the baby in their pj's and sleep sack on that so you don't need to use blankets.

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Mollywobbles
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I know this thread started a long time ago, but I thought I could chime in. We co-sleep with our LO and decided to do it with no hesitation. In our culture, it's considered common practice.

At first we tried using a co-sleeper bassinet that attaches to the side of the bed. That didn't work out for us. Now, we use a moses basket and place it in-between us with him in it (we have a king sized bed). It's nice. He's confined safely to his own space but still with us which is easy for late feeds, changes, etc. He's in warm jammies, swaddled using a receiving blanket, covered with a light cotton baby blanket, in a temperature controlled room.

When he outgrows the moses basket, we will try the co-sleeper bassinet again. And eventually he will be in his crib in his nursery.

P.S. We live in SF. He is a winter baby.

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ablaze
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I co-sleep with no special bedding because my LO doesn't want to be in a bassinett or anything. It definitely makes night breastfeeding easier. I am always aware of her presence and have had no problems. We are now working on moving to the crib, but co-slept for almost 3 months in just my regular bed.

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samjennings7
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I would just say be very careful, and don't do it if you are a heavy sleeper.

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