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#1 of 2 Old 04-24-2012, 10:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Don't get me wrong, we like it........most of the time. 


We have just the top mattress on the floor. Baby sleeps on the side. There are pillows on the floor, except for where the vent is. Well last night I heard the whole house just shutter as my 17 month old apparently went head first and smacked that vent exactly. Half asleep I pulled him out and he nursed while sobbing. 


I feel like a terrible parent. We moved the bed away from the corner because I was sick of my bedroom looking like we just moved in. I also want to sleep next to my husband.....at least fall asleep next to him. When the little guy nurses at night I tend to put him in the middle so he can nurse from the other side. But recently he has been waking up and falling asleep on his own. GREAT for me..NOT so great for his head last night. He tends to sit up in bed and then plonk down in another direction....which last night was not to his advantage.


I fell terrible....did I say that. I want to change something, but don't know what. I want to balance his needs with ours.



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I just have a second but wanted to tell you that every mom has a moment like that where their kid bonks their head or faceplants out of bed (I know I did!)--whether they co-sleep or not!  So it's okay.  Don't beat yourself up over it. :)


Of course, if something's not working out for everyone, then maybe it's time to make changes.  But know that it's really okay and your baby will be fine. 

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