As above, really. Our first baby is due in a week and we are planning on co-sleeping. I have been researching this for months and still haven't really come up with how exactly we are going to do it.
All the adivce (esp. from the SIDS website) seems to say you can't do *anything*. For instance, I have read: don't put child between you. But also not to put them on one side because they might fall out/ suffocate between you and the wall.
Also, about coverings. No doonas. So should we (all) use blankets instead? (Which I reckon would end up heavier). Or should we give baby their own coverings. If so, what? I've also read not to swaddle.
In some ways, I suspect a conspiracy theory about this stuff, but would be devastated to be told something, not believe it, and have something happen to little one.
If it helps, we have a futon that is just off the floor and no walls on either side of the bed (head is against the wall only).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated...