I have an 8 month old and we have been happily co-sleeping since he was born. I used to nurse him down and the roll off for naps, but the last month or so we had to wear him and then put him in the bed. If I nurse him when he squirms he usually sleeps longer.
The PROBLEM is - he is crawling and climbing, though very poorly. I am suuuuuuper worried about him. I get to him as soon as I hear him move but sometimes he is already on the floor. Today I accidentally had the baby monitor on a different channel and did not hear him until it was loud enough to hear from the room. He was crying and when I got to him he was already by the door. He could have climbed on many a many things and fallen..including the wall. We have carpet but it still thumps when he tips over and fall - he falls like a tree cut down (painful to see- and not catch)
I try very had to react to him.....its what makes sense to me, its what makes me feel like I'm taking care of him. Yes, he could have just cried because I didn't come as quick as usually, but he could have hurt himself too.
Our crib in by the kitchen and I don't use it for naps - I can't nurse him if he needs it. Sometimes I am jelous of the people that have their kids in the crib falling asleep. It seems like a lot of work and I would prefer to keep him in our bed, but it just makes me sooooooooooo nervous when I leave him there. (mattress on the floor, against wall) I don't want to wear him during his nap...he gets heavy for me and he doesn't need me to sleep by him, nor is he always comfy sleeping in the carrier for longer periods of time.
Am I being paranoid? what can I do?