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Old 10-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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We've coslept with two so far and both have fallen out of the bed a couple times. Thankfully they weren't hurt, but it happens. When I would get out of bed, I would (in addition to the bed rails we had) put a pillow barrier around the total circumference of the bed. Though with a climber that doesn't really help! You're definitely not thw worst parent ever. I'm sure even rhose who don't cosleep have put their kids on the bed and they have fallen off. Kids fall!


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Old 10-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #12
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Re: Co-sleeping help!

No suggestions but I wanted to say that my kid totally fell off the bed, too, onto his little head at about 7 months. I was right there but not fast enough. He is fine. It happens. Don't beat yourself up about it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Re: Co-sleeping help!

the minute mine crawl, i teach them to back off the bed. pillows on floor as well and a pregnancy/body pillow around the bottom of bed. Plus, I shower like in 2 min flat, lol
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #14
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I would stop getting up to run and sleep in with the baby.

Jk, if you really love to run carry on...

I have a mattress on the floor in my dd's room with a baby gate up and a baby-proofed room. I can sneak off sometimes and sleep in the big bed for a while or get a shower.

Is something like that an option?
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:42 AM   #15
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So you wake up at 4:15 and run and then shower after? And your hubby is with the kids while you run and then leaves when you shower? Just trying to piece it together before my "problem solving" skills kick in. :-)
Yes, this exactly.

Well I wake up at 4:15 and nurse the baby, then run. But my hubby reminded me that I do snooze my alarm once before I get up so I guess I could cut out that snooze and have time to shower before he leaves.

So that does help for the mornings I run, but there are other times that I'm up before the baby, like on weekend mornings and sometimes naps.

Any more suggestions are appreciated! I also forgot to mention that we have hardwood floors in our bedroom. If it were carpet I wouldn't be as worried, but that wood is hard!

Again, thank you all! I appreciate it and I dont feel so bad that he fell.. I didn't know it was so common.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #16
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Re: Co-sleeping help!

My LO fell out bed a couple of times...they're resilient little buggers, no need to beat yourself up!
If you use a box spring, I would lose that to make your bed lower on the frame. We have a low frame and just a mattress, so our bed's about 2 feet off the ground, and we introduced sliding off the bed on his tummy feet first by about 8 months old...which he picked up on immediately.
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