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Old 12-13-2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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We were in bed last night and I turned the other way like I always do when Gavin bites me or just wants to play, I do that for a few minutes then turn back around to nurse him, well this time we got startled by a cry... (I guess I was pretty tired cause this time I started dozing right away so was half asleep, that is what makes me feel worse is cause we were right there in bed how could we not feel him moving, how TERRIBLE are we??? ) I don't know if he rolled, crawled (backwards ) or scooted, but he managed to get to the foot of the bed, and well honestly it's like 1% funny cause he slid down the blanket, he didn't actually fall... (no "thud" just a lil cry) anyhow I of course panicked and was freaking out crying, he stopped crying the second I picked him up then was laughing and cooing and whatnot, hubby thought it pretty funny, I said well the fact he's not hurt maybe a lil but NOT REALLY! He's like what, he's okay!!! Why can't men understand how this makes us feel! It didn't even shake Gavin up, while my heart was racing and I couldn't stop crying for a while! Well I just wanted to come and get it off my chest with women who understand how I feel! Also, I'd like any advice or links you have for info on transitioning into a crib, he's way too mobile now, and while this is only the second time (yeah ONLY, like it's not a big deal ) anyhow, I don't want it to happen again, even though all it does is scares him for a second, what if another time it does hurt him, and even if it doesn't I can't take the heart attacks anymore lol Sooo I think maybe he needs to move to his crib, unless you have any other advice for us to continue co sleeping!
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Hey Melanie - if he made it to the bottom of the bed, then he did it intentionally. Be PROUD! He's a scooting little man! I put regular old baby bed rails along my side of the bed, and on at the bottom of the bed, leaving the corner open, so that there was a safe place for my ds, and a place for us to get on and off from the one side lol. The other side is against a wall.

Other options include moving the mattress to the floor, using the crib as a sidecar (just put the one side down all the way and the lock it to the bed). He'll learn quickly now that he's mobile that there are safe and scary places.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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thanks hun I thought about the crib thing but we may not have room in here LOL I need some good "ammo" to convince hubby why we should move furniture around instead of put him in the crib so gimme all y'all have! hehehehe
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Is the bed next to a wall on one side? Could you possibly buy a really tall footboard for your bed? We have a tall headborad and I think when she gets that mobile I will turn it around so the headboard is at the bottom of the bed and the wall is on the side and she is trapped!
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:58 AM   #5
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I may just turn it around too lol we have a tall headboard, the furniture is SO heavy or I'd probably put it against a wall now (before hubby can comment) haha see he sleeps between us, always has, but now that he's finally starting to get really mobile, yeah not so good lol
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:18 AM   #6
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No real advice, but don't feel bad. When my Kyla was a baby (very small), I fell asleep with her in the bed with me, and when I woke up in the morning, she was GONE! I freaked, panicked, you name it! I finally found her, sound asleep, UNDER my bed!!!

This was 10 years ago, and I'm still traumatized!!! So, see, it can happen to anyone!
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I am very over protective of my son ever since we left the hospital-- we were there for almost 8 weeks all together--- and i think b/c of that, i have always been VERY over protective... i am also an anxious person... but, when we finally got home, i NEVER put Ry down to sleep... i always held him every second of the day--- it also took me a LONG time to be able to nurse- i went through hell with it... i almost lost my milk, and i had to use the SNS (supplemental nursing system) and take donperidone (bmilk stimulant) to keep from losing my milk all together... so thats yet another reason why i held him or kept him in the sling.... sooooo my point is that it took us a long time to transition him to the point where he could even take a nap without me taking one too... but, he goes to bed in his crib for naps, and for about 5-6 hrs. at the begining of the nite-- and then he comes in our bed for the rest... this seems to work for us! The way we got there was by reading "The No Cry Sleep Solution' by Elizabeth Pantley, and ' Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child' by Marc Weissbluth, M.D. These books guided us through the transition, and helped us to do it with out 'Ferberizing' him... but, there's info in there even if you want to keep you DC in your bed completely for a while more.... good luck!
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thanks onyxxmoon!


oh and Gavin DOES pull him self to seated position lol ahhh heheh
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LMBO! Noah does this on a weekly basis! But he now slides down like he is trying to escape. BUt really Noah fell off te bed so many times I often worried myself over it but hey if this the worst that happens you are LUCKY!
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LMBO! Noah does this on a weekly basis! But he now slides down like he is trying to escape. BUt really Noah fell off te bed so many times I often worried myself over it but hey if this the worst that happens you are LUCKY!
LOL that's Jackson too. We have our bed up against a corner wall so there is only the bottom and one side open and dh sleeps on the outside so he is either stuck between us or between me and the wall.....but he has managed to fall off a number of times and well hey it's not that bad, he has survived.

I love cosleeping!! I am sad thinking about our next and having to transition Jackson out of our bed maybe this summer
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