DS has been a HORRIBLE sleeper from day1. It took a while for my milk to come in so he was very hungry and upset for the first 3-4 days and now (probably due to the constant feeding) I have an oversupply so he is very gassy and I seem to be spending a large portion of my nights pacing and patting, rubbing his little tummy... anything to get him to settle. He absolutely WILL NOT sleep in his cot and my bed is not safe for co-sleeping so I sent the new daddy out to get a secure sleeper and he's been in that ever since.
So last night in my bleary-eyed stupor I grabbed him out and fed him and ended up falling asleep while feeding. I panicked when I woke up (although I'm sure he had a bit of a "yesss... beat the system look on his face") and even though he was absolutely fine, I can't help going over all the things that could have happened and stressing in case it happens again.
To make my bed safe I'd need a new mattress (current one is latex top), guard rails, new bedding (I sleep with a doona and a big "L" shape pillow)... it's a huge expense and I absolutely cannot afford it all atm... I'm struggling as it is.
What do I do?
Make an effort to get up and wake myself up for feeds / sit up in a chair to feed? (although the latter is probably a worse scenario if I did fall asleep).
Get a loan or find another way to make my bed co-sleep safe? (Would a 3 sided bassinet be an option even if my mattress isn't suitable for bub? or would I still need a firm mattress on my bed?)
Option 3... whatever that may be... too tired to think of one, but if you have an idea please share!
Thanks in advance smile