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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by cedarwoman View Post

Is anyone thinking of using a sidecarring setup or Arm's Reach Cosleeper right away (or have you ever?) This is something we're considering in case we or baby needs our own sleeping space without being separated entirely from the family bed...



We have the arm's reach mini.  It was great for naps, or for me to roll our son into after he fell asleep if I needed to get up to pee.  It was also WAY easier to take to my parents' house if we were staying over than the huge packnplay.  He wasn't keen on falling asleep in it, but it was great to have a safe place to put him down after he nodded off.  My son needed 7 stitches after rolling out of my brother's bed (awake) with supervision at 6 months old, so I'm not a fan of the pillow fort while you step out of the room idea, both from that experience and from seeing how easy it is for babies to crawl under them.  For the most part we bedshare, with a crib handy for naps or if my husband and I want some privacy once he's asleep.  I second the chest sleeping the first few weeks.  There was no place else that either of us wanted to be, and I sleep pretty lightly whether he's in our bed or next to it, so I wasn't worried about smushing him.  Husband is a deep sleeper and would totally pull the covers over our son's head if I didn't prevent it.  A blanket for everyone can work well.

 

(My poor brother still gets teased "I left him alone with his Uncle for 5 minutes and we ended up in the emergency room for 3 hours!")

post #22 of 25

We did what another poster said and shoved the mattress against the wall and then rolled up a ton of receiving blankets and shoved them down tight in the gap. I tried the snuggle nest one time and it was a pain so we didn't use it anymore. I dressed my baby in long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and a sleep sack instead of having him under the covers. It gave me better piece of mind. I'm not really sure what setup we'll do with this baby because our room isn't really conducive to having the bed against the wall and I hate the feeling of having a child's bed rail on my adult bed, lol

post #23 of 25

I had given up on the possibility of co-sleeping since our bed is a full and we can't buy a bigger bed right now.  BUT my husband has recently been reassigned to the overnight shift for december-march (yippee :( ) so It will just be me and baby at night, therefore it would be possible and probably in my best interest to co-sleep at least during the week.  After reading some of the comments above I realized that I hadn't thought about what I would do if I needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night!  

Is there any reason I can't just leave my baby on the bed (away from the edge) at least until she learns to roll over?  I guess the problem would be that who knows when she'll learn to do that!  What other options are there besides a bed rail or using pillows around the baby?

post #24 of 25

I put the baby in the spot against the wall & leave them if I need to pee. Even for naps occasionally. Even once they start rolling, it's a long roll from the wall to the edge. Honestly, after ds1 fell out of a crib at 11 mths (& he was only ever in the crib when I needed to pee & dh wasn't around), I'm a lot more leery of cribs than a bed. As soon as they start moving, I start teaching them to roll onto their stomach & get off feet first. They learn pretty quickly. The only trouble we ever had was ds1 (again lol) who got off the bed properly, but it was a lot higher than he was used to (we were at my mom's) and he landed hard.

post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post

I put the baby in the spot against the wall & leave them if I need to pee. Even for naps occasionally. Even once they start rolling, it's a long roll from the wall to the edge. Honestly, after ds1 fell out of a crib at 11 mths (& he was only ever in the crib when I needed to pee & dh wasn't around), I'm a lot more leery of cribs than a bed. As soon as they start moving, I start teaching them to roll onto their stomach & get off feet first. They learn pretty quickly. The only trouble we ever had was ds1 (again lol) who got off the bed properly, but it was a lot higher than he was used to (we were at my mom's) and he landed hard.

 

I taught Rocket to get out of bed safely as soon as he was big enough and that saved a lot of anxiety!  Great reminder/idea for newbies!  I don't have to worry nearly so much about what he might be doing if I pop out of the room for a moment!

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