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Co-sleeping on the road: How do you handle hotels?

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I don't think I ever travelled when I had a tiny baby, but with a toddler or young child, I'd put pillows behind them in the bed so they hopefully wouldn't fall out, but it worried me all night. And the pillows would pose a suffocation risk with a tiny baby. What do you do as far as co-sleeping goes in hotels when you're traveling?
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We never travelled with newborns but they just sleep in the middle of the bed like at home. The only difference is that I don't swap sides to sleep. I'll swap to feed but then move back so I'm on the outside of the bed again.

One thing we did do when J was older and more mobile was request a cot. I'd take the mattress out, put it on the floor and feed her to sleep there. Then, when I went to bed I'd move her in with us.
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Same thing I do at home, which is to sleep with an arm over their waist to keep them from falling. If the bed was high I'd be a lot closer to the middle than we normally are.

 

One thing I have not liked about my hospital births is the beds! Thin, high off the ground, and not very firm at all. I could hardly sleep after my last one because I was paranoid about dropping her off the side or getting caught in the bedding. Couldn't wait to get home to my own bed.

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We've only done one hotel... we had moved all our furniture out of the house, so just checked into a hotel for the night.  Baby slept in the middle just fine.

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