We are currently getting ready for baby #3! If you have followed me for a while, you know we practice safe bedsharing/co-sleeping. You can read my original post on cosleeping here.
Bed–sharing, a practice in which babies and young children sleep in the same bed with one or both parents, is a subset of co-sleeping.
One of the key components of safe co-sleeping with multiple kids is that the older kids not be next to the new baby. In order for this to happen we have Marlow sleeping in a DockAtot grande. The Grande is for kids age 9-36 months. Marlow is my snuggler. She would sleep literally on top of me if I let her. So to avoid her getting too close to me and the new baby she will sleep next to me (opposite side of the new baby) in a DockAtot.
If you aren’t familiar with DockATot check them out here! They are a game-changer when it comes to better sleeping babies! DockATot is an all natural, 100% cotton, multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. They come in two sizes- Deluxe and Grande.
The reason we use the DockAtot is to keep Marlow feeling snuggled. It also gives her her own space, while still remaining close to me. It has a soft ledge that provides a protective barrier so she doesn’t role onto me and allows her to feel snuggled close so she’s able to sleep soundly.
Marlow also used a DockAtot deluxe, the smaller version, as a baby and loved it! And when Maclan arrives he will be using the DockATot deluxe as well!
If you are thinking about co-sleeping please review the safety guidelines for safe co-sleeping.