Co-sleeping: when the bed gets too snug
This email comes in at the very moment my husband is trolling craigslist and online furniture stores, considering upgrading our queen-sized bed to a king-sized one. Many mornings, there are four bodies in the bed: myself, my husband, our six-year old, and our four-month old. It is a super-cozy situation, but it just may be too snug.
I have a 3 1/2 year old that we recently transitioned (mostly) to her own bed. She starts the night in her bed and comes into our bed at some point in the night - sometimes before midnight, other times not until it's nearly time to rise and shine. We don't consider this a problem - we've never been fans of forced solo-sleeping. The issue is I'm pregnant with #2. We'd like to co-sleep with the second child, but are concerned about our daughter coming into the bed and it being too crowded or her rolling over onto the new baby. I'd love to know how other co-sleeping families have dealt with this. Do we have to make a choice between the two? Are there other, more creative ways to continue to co-sleep as our family grows?