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Mobile babies and sleep.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
This is a bit premature- at least I hope so! But I am wondering what to do for sleeping arrangements once Mo is rolling more and crawling. We have the same set up as w the last 2 boys- a side-carded crib alongside our veery tall (40") bed. Both the older boys tumbled from that height in their infancy (I know!) and I am not inclined to tempt date again.

So... We'll probably get an extra crib mattress for the floor and use that for sleeps he takes alone. I am also considering a pack and play. Lastly -- has anyone un side-carred their crib at the onset of mobility, adding the rail but keeping it very close to the bed? I am tempted to do that, because I am not excited about the floor OR adding another piece of furniture to our bedroom.
post #2 of 7

We have a bed rail we put on both sides of the bed. For whatever reason my daughter still isn't one to get out of bed without a parent.
 

post #3 of 7
Ummm, sorry to say my dd took more than one tumble from our bed... For ds we will hopefully have him in his crib by then. He sleeps a solid 6 hours now so by he time he's mobile I hope to have him in his crib!
post #4 of 7

Xochitl has already rolled off the bed three times, and she isn't even mobile yet! 

 

When you are asking about a side car, but with a rail ... do you mean a crib with all four sides pushed up against the bed? I did that with ds1, before I new anything about co-sleeping and sidecarring. (How do you spell that, by the way?) I wanted him close to me, but thought he needed to be in a crib.  eyesroll.gif. It only last a while for us because I realized he can sleep in my bed. But it worked just fine. 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for helping me think this through.  

 

I am thinking of putting the fourth side on the crib again and moving the crib away from the bed by about 2 feet, and that is my first choice right now.  If we have a bad night, he can sleep in our bed between us since we no longer have a full (yay! queen!).  I'm just holding my breath that the 3/4 month sleep regression isn't too bad...

 

Sunflower, I hadn't even thought of bed rails.  But if this baby boy is like his brother, those would not be a sufficient enough deterrent.  Middle child actually fell on his neck and head two nights ago after trying to stand on the bulit in rail of his bunk bed-- the higher bunk bed.  It was one of those things where I wanted to see if he was truly ok asap  because I really wanted to yell at him for having such poor judgment.  :)

 

And cherry, I think rolling *is* mobile.  Mo goes in one direction only-- to the right from his back to his front, and gets stuck there. But I know it is just a matter of time.  He can spin 360, using his head as a pivot.  That already scares me.

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Originally Posted by Aletheia View Post

And cherry, I think rolling *is* mobile.  Mo goes in one direction only-- to the right from his back to his front, and gets stuck there. But I know it is just a matter of time.  He can spin 360, using his head as a pivot.  That already scares me.

 

Oh. Sheepish.gif Lol, well now I know!

post #7 of 7

we did a siderail on my bed for #3 after she (and #2 a bunch of times) fell out of our bed. The only thing it did was make it take LONGER for me to get to Juniper when she hit the floor. I have high hopes for the co sleeper, we shall see.

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