I absolutly love and reccommend this! We got two of them, mini and a larger one. They were actually give to us by co-workers and I thought we'd just try them out. We used the mini for the first two months at night. My twin boys slept together in it. It was a lifesaver after my c-section. I had it on my husbands side until I could pick the boys up. We used the large one during the daytime in our living room. Once they grew out of the mini we set up the large one in our room and it is perfect. I nurse them so its so easy to just grab right from my side, nurse them and put them back to sleep.I don't have to get out of bed at all! I highly reccomend it. I might consider buying one off craigslist, some parts of it are washable, but not the whole thing as its made of fabric. I'd make sure it was from a smoke free/pet free home maybe ?
I was a little worried about smothering with my covers, but there is a little ledge between you and the baby. The covers end up going the other way!
Also if you get one, use it without your bedside table so you can get out of bed!