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#1 of 2 Old 04-02-2014, 08:16 PM - Thread Starter
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My daughter will be 5 months old soon, we have been bed sharing since she was about 3wks. She recently started rolling over and kinda scooting and (not yet in bed as far as rolling) I'm woundering what we should keep an eye out for as far as saftey. We have a rail and she sleeps between it and myself.
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Lots of people put the mattress on the ground when the LO start to scoot and crawl.  We did it with DD1 and it worked out really well.  She was able to learn how to safely get off the bed pretty quickly and never fell off the bed (although, she did during a diaper change before we put the bed on the ground... ouch).  We have had each of our children in our bed from birth (still have the little 2), and have not had the bed on the ground again, but LO is always between DH and I and we never have a problem.   I never have DS nap on the high bed though, he is always on a lower napping surface (or mostly on me...).


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