my dd is 8 months old and a crawler. and a puller. she's usually fine at night but once scooted off the bed (it's a low ikea frame and we have rugs nearby) so i'm thinking maybe i'll borrow a friend's arm's reach? she's also nursing more oftne at night (teething?) we co-sleep with DH in a queen. sometimes it's tight, sometimes it's ok.
i bought the bedbugs foam bumpers but htey just make the bed area smaller and i thought about a guardrail but honestly dd would just climb over it anyways.
any ideas? i wnat to encourage her to sleep more than 2 hrs..maybe the proximity to me is an issue? or will it pass b/c of the teething? also I was thinking the arm's reach might be nice for naps, then she's a little safer? i try to sneak out for the second half of the nap but when i hear a sound i get worried b/c she goes from deep sleep to hands and knees crawling wide awake immediately...
8 months was about the time when I stopped using the Arms Reach because my son was climbing out of it. If you have a low IKEA bed, how will you attach the Arms Reach to your bed? It will be too high, I think. Teach her to scoot off the bed and then let her sleep/nap on the bed without worries. My son picked up on scooting off the bed quickly. Lay her on her tummy with her feet pointing toward the floor and then slide her down the side of the bed. If she's napping and wakes up and wants to get off the bed, she can safely scoot down that way if you don't know she's awake yet. If you want a playpen sort of thing for naps, a pack n play is a lot cheaper than an Arms Reach and much more portable.
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