Use a firm bed and minimal bedding
Make sure you use a firm bed and minimal bedding when you sleep with a toddler. There are chances of suffocation or overheating of the bed is not flat or if there is too much bedding. You need to take special care of the baby if it is between three to ten months old.
Always sleep on the bed
Sleeping on the bed is extremely important. You cannot sleep on the mattress on the floor or on the sofa as that is not comfortable for the child and it may also be dangerous. Also, never sleep on a waterbed as they are very soft and the toddler may become wedged in the spaces between.
Do not use extra pillows or blankets
Always use the pillows or blankets you need while sleeping. There is no need to keep extra things while you are sleeping as that will make the place overcrowded and will increase the chances of suffocation.
Take care of the baby
You must be attentive at all times so that you are there when the baby needs you. Check the toddlers frequently in the night to see whether it is sleeping well or not. In this way, you will be able to check whether the baby is in need of anything or not and if it is sleeping well.
You must be close to the baby at all times. This is extremely important as the toddler may get scared if it feels there is nobody around.