Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
MamaMel's Avatar
MamaMel
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,783
My Mood:
Co-sleepers

What do you have in your bed? As far as blankets and pillows. Also how to you keep DC from falling of the bed. Right now I have our side car co sleeper thingy (which was a waste of money) attached to the bed and that keeps her from rolling off.

Also DD will not nap in her crib but will in our bed. Do any of you nurse your child to nap in your bed then leave? I always get worried

Advertisement

MamaMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
toryandrew's Avatar
toryandrew
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,137
Re: Co-sleepers

We have an Arm's Reach on the side that I knew my kids would never sleep in but it is a safer alternative to a guard or pushing the bed against the wall.

We've always co-slept with balnkets and pillows, I know you are not supposed to but we live in Maine so everyone has gotta be under the covers. We keep the baby away from the pillows.

For nap time I nurse him down and leave. We don't even have a crib and lately, DS has been jumping off the King-size bed, and yes getting hurt, during nap time so..... on that one.
__________________
Tory Mom to: Ciaran 12/07/02, Eaghan 06/17/05 and Astrid 03/28/08
http://www.frostfishcovesoaps.com
http://www.hyenacart.com/frostfishcovesoaps
toryandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
Jemgirl's Avatar
Jemgirl

Toe Jam anyone?
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,985
My Mood:
Re: Co-sleepers

when he was little we had him in one of those cosleeping little beds that go in between us in our bed.......but i broke down a few weeks ago and bought a humanity bed. i'm really glad i did........dh doesn't complain anymore cause i'm next to him, and baby still w/ me
Jemgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
mama23boys
Banned
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,269
Re: Co-sleepers

for us we started with a bassinet and then when he woke up he came to bed with us. napping he usually sleeps on the couch LOL

since he has now grown out the bassinet i bought a crib and i have that shoved up against the wall and our bed right nxt to it. there was gap between the crib matteress and our bed but i fixed it by shoving the crib matteress into ours and putting a blanket in the gap that was created between crib and wall.

now i'm totally sure i like this set-up bc its a PITA trying to get him into bed at night and i dont even have him sleep in it during the day! in a bit i will get a pic and show you what i did...
mama23boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 09:56 AM   #5
jaseyandmallorysmommy's Avatar
jaseyandmallorysmommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 4,790
My Mood:
Re: Co-sleepers

We have a twin and king bed pushed together and neither of the children have their "own" bed and never have. This works great for us. Everyone has their own blanket. The three year old sleeps in between dad and I and my 20 month old sleeps in between me and a bed rail. I have tried many bed rails with her and the one I like best is like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Safety-1st-Secur...QQcmdZViewItem and the one at the foot of the bed is like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Safety-1st-Child...QQcmdZViewItem

They do nap alone in there. When my son was a baby believe it or not he never rolled or fell out of bed. I would just put pillows all around him and he was fine no rails etc. My daughter is a different story. That girl could fall off the floor! Anyway the above rails have worked so far.

Good luck and follow your heart.

~neither of the above auctions are mine btw.
__________________
~*~Angie~*~Feedback~ Old Diaper Swappers~Diaper Pin~~ FSOT password is diapers~*~
"If I do what I've always done, I'll get the results I've always gotten"

Last edited by jaseyandmallorysmommy; 06-06-2006 at 10:03 AM.
jaseyandmallorysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 09:57 AM   #6
MamaMel's Avatar
MamaMel
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,783
My Mood:
Re: Co-sleepers

Awesome! Ya we have an arm's reach co-sleeper too. Right now her crib is being used as her changing table (hey I gotta get my money out of it somehow right?) But I'd love to here more ideas. Shes starting to roll and I'm getting scared
MamaMel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #7
mama23boys
Banned
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,269
Re: Co-sleepers

\

thats how we do it! like i said its a PITA
mama23boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 11:32 AM   #8
ChurchPunkMom's Avatar
ChurchPunkMom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,507
My Mood:
Re: Co-sleepers

We start out with a cradle or bassinet on my side of the bed (against the bed). Baby mostly sleeps in our bed (accept when going to bed for the night, sleeps first shift in cradle). During the night baby sleeps in my arms or right next to me. If they get real wiggly, I put them between dh and I. My dd recently outgrew her cradle (was getting her arms and legs stuck out the sides and it was waking her up) and also started rolling over and rolling off the bed when I'd lay her there for naps. So we got a new crib for her. Her crib is set up on my side of the bed. She starts the night in the crib and then joins us in bed when she wakes to nurse. She takes her naps in the crib. Sometimes I put her back in the crib during the night - lately I have been because we have thrush and it's painful to have her in hitting distance (she sometimes waves her arms around and smacks my nipples). We have pillows and blankets and all that. When a baby sleeps close to your body they can more easily regulate their breathing by hearing and feeling yours.
__________________
~Megan~ On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.
Wife to 1 "People want the truth but never want the scars.." Emery
Mama to.. too many to list!
ChurchPunkMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #9
hippydippymama's Avatar
hippydippymama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,460
Re: Co-sleepers

We have our mattress on the floor, so if DS gets too close to the edge he doesn't have far to fall. Before, we had one side of the bed against the wall and a rail on the other side. We also did the "sidecar" thing with the crib, but he usually wound up rolling into our bed anyway!
hippydippymama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 11:15 AM   #10
doberbrat
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,670
Re: Co-sleepers

Its been an evolution for us. When she was teeny tiny, she slept in a bassinet pushed against our bed. Then she slept on my chest and then alternating between dh an the outer edge . I put 2 big dog beds against our bed figuring if she fell, she’d have a soft landing.
Now that she’s bigger and I can nurse sidelying from both sides, she sleeps on the outer edge only and I put a bedrail up. I don’t have a boxspring just the mattress on a platform so there’s no space between the bedrail and the mattress (nor can I flip the bedrail out!)

The sheet and blanket (knit with holes) are placed so they JUST reach her side and up to her chest. The comforter is put so it doesn’t reach her at all. And she sleeps on a towel ‘just in case’

Also in our full-sized bed is DH and 2 (sometimes 3) dogs. Everyone has an assigned spot and lays on their sides (I put dd down on her back but she usually rolls over to her side to nurse). Its cozy but it works for us.
doberbrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.