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Old 05-10-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Need co-sleeping advice!!

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I need suggestions on how to have shared sleep w/ my crawling 8 month dd. We have a co-sleeper and dropped it down to where it is just a play pen but she does not like sleeping in it. So she sleeps in her co-sleeper until she wakes up to be nursed and then she stays in our bed. I am so afraid she will fall off our bed! I have nightmares about it!! Our bed is really high off the floor. I have thought of maybe putting our bed on the floor but it would be hard for dh to get up and down. He is very stiff. Any suggestions?


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Old 05-10-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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Both my kids have slept in our bed since day 1 and we just have a bed rail that was used around that age on whatever side our DD slept on. I always wake up like 2 seconds before she does but we have had no problems with falling off!

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Old 05-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Need co-sleeping advice!!

I have 8 month old twins. they've taken a dive off of my king size a few times, LOL. With DS we put just our mattress on the floor. You can also put pillows down all around or folded up blankets if you want. They've only fallen off when I haven't been in the room (if they've actually taken a nap by themselves which they rarely do). When I sleep with them in the bed they just are never awake when I'm not, kwim? So I never really had a huge problem with it. It will get better soon when she learns to dismount on her own, LOL
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: Need co-sleeping advice!!

My DD just started to crawl too I stack pillows on the floor when my DH is traveling and it's just her and I. Otherwise she's in the middle, and we can sense a 20 lb babe trying to make an escape attempt, she's not exactly dainty about it
A bedrail would work great if you decide to go that route!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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Re: Need co-sleeping advice!!

Yep I JUST now bought a gate for my bed. It's not what I was wanting though it goes ACROSS the whole bed. Anyway I'm DEF. getting a baby rail for my next, I think I'd sleep better. I also pile all of my pillows on the floor beside my bed Just incase! Good luck!
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