I’ve realized over the last few weeks, while talking to other mom’s who co-sleep, that most kids who sleep with their parents are all over the bed and the parents tend to get very little sleep.
We used to have the same problem. In fact, that was the main reason we stopped co-sleeping. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I DO want Gracie sleeping in her crib. Now that she is almost 3, I love my California King bed all to myself & hubs, but on the weekends Mike & I will nap with her in our bed. Or, occasionally when she is sick we will let her sleep with us. She also sleeps with us when we go out of town.
Our life saver?
“The Pillow”. (a.k.a. The Boppy)
See? This is how she sleeps when she sleeps with the Boppy Pillow. (This was at a hotel over the weekend).
But, this is how she sleeps withOUT the Boppy… (This was at a hotel two weeks ago… yes, we had a busy month):
And this was just at one point of the night. She was in a hundred different positions throughout the night and it was so so hard on me. I ‘woke up’ sore and sooo sleepy! Not only do I get beat up in the middle of the night, but I constantly have to worry about her falling out of bed.
But not with The Boppy. She stays put the whole night when she sleeps with her pillow.
I just thought that I would throw this out as a suggestion to parents because lately I’ve been talking to so many parents who have wild sleepers keeping them up all night.
Of course you can’t use this pillow with younger kids or infants. But we’ve been using it for Gracie for about a year now. She was about 1.5 to 2 yrs old when we started using it. You know, past the infant SIDS stage, past the worrying stage.
Anyway, I hope this helps some parents start co-sleeping better! It’s really been a life saver for us!