My daughter is 13 months old and has been sleeping with us since 7 months. I have noticed the last few nights that she isn't sleeping well, I think that she is crowded and not comfortable.
We initially had her sleeping in a crib for naps and in a pack n play in our room at night. Once she would wake up to nurse at 3:30 she would move to our bed. Once we had to move the mattresses down to the lowest level she was over the cribs. Last night I laid down with her and nursed her to sleep and then moved her to the crib. She woke up immediately crying, we repeated this several times until we both in tears. My husband eventually ended up sleeping on the couch and for the first time in 13 months she didn't wake up to nurse. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to have slept the whole night. So we are now thinking of putting a twin mattress in the floor of our bedroom, that way I can lay down with her until she is asleep and she will have plenty of room to stretch out.
I can put the bed in the corner and use body pillows around the the edges and a I have a bed rail. I will of course baby proof the room. Is there anything else that I need to do? I read online that just a mattress on the floor is unsafe but we will eventually move her to her own room in a toddler bed so I don't want to buy a new bed. We already own a twin mattress.
Any advice from someone who has done this is greatly appreciated!