There is a thread below this one about sleeping positions and someone mentioned when they were going to kick their dogs out of the bed/bedroom/up-down stairs. This is something I only briefly thought of before and the general idea was that when baby comes I can just shut the bedroom door and they can sleep on the couch until baby is big enough to tolerate them. I know this is wishful thinking because if I don't look at my dog when I come in the door or if I am laying on the cough he wines at me for attention. At night if I move over he moves over, if I get up to pee he gets up to come see what I am doing, if I am eating he wants some. He is literally up my butt the whole time. Our other dog sleeps on the floor at the foot of the bed but will sometimes sneak up onto the bed in the middle of the night if he gets cold. I plan on buying a co sleeper so the baby won't actually be in the bed so I don't have to worry about my dogs smothering him or her....but I never thought about the allergens....oh geeze!