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Old 07-25-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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When dd was born I had every intention on putting her into her crib in her own room because that is what everyone does. DH and I talked about it after dd was born and decide to put her in our room until around a year. Everyone has loved this arrangement. DD sleeps in on of the cosleepers because when we tried to just put her in our bed, she doesn't sleep well. Silly baby want to sleep in her own bed. All was going well, but now my Houdini baby is escaping from her cosleeper and falling off of the bed (the bed is only 18in high, so she is ok) on purpose. She doesn't even cry, and is managing to do this while DH and I are asleep . When DH got up this morning she was half way to the living room (this had to of taken her a while because she can scoot or she just lunges herself forward and lands on her head neither method get her anywhere to fast). The day before she was terrorizing the dogs by hitting and yelling at them while they were in the kennel . Our house is baby proof, but obviously we cannot have dd getting out of bed on her own. I need some solutions so dd can stay in our room longer. DH said if we cannot figure this out then he wants to go ahead and put her in the crib. DH does not want the crib in our room as there really isn't room for it. How can I convince my budding escape artist to stay in bed?

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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I would use a pack n play, they have high walls like a crib but only take up about the same amount of space as a co-sleeper. I have to say, I was LMAO as I read your LOs morning adventures, that would be something to video tape and send in to AFV!
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

Maybe put her between you instead of using the co-sleeper? That's what I did with DD #1.
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

I'm thinking the pac-n-play is a good idea. Like PP said it has high walls and doesn't take up as much room as a crib. Plus you can fold it up. The only problem would be if you need to pull DD into your bed during the night to nurse, etc. It just wouldn't be as easy.

My DD has started crawling out of bed as well- Argggg! My only suggestion is to keep your door closed and make sure the room is baby proof! Let us know what you do!
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

I second the pack n play. We also put a baby gate in our door so we could leave it open for airflow but DS couldn't escape.
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

I think her cosleeper can turn in to a pack and play. Guess I will have to do that, it will just be a pain in the butt when she wants to nurse. We do not have doors on anything but our bathrooms so there is no way to keep her in the bedroom. (They get in the way in our small apartment so I had DH take them down) I just thought that maybe someone had some secret as to how to keep dd in bed.

The strange part about this is I think dd knows she is being sneaky. If she wakes up and wants to nurse she instantly screams, but if she wants to get down she is silent.
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

you can put a gate up if you have no doors, that migh thelp
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Re: CoSleepers I need some help.

LMAO! She sounds like a little stinker!
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The pack and Play is the way to go.
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our cosleeper turns into a pack and play - I would just go that route - chances are she is going to be upset when she realizes she can't get out.
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