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Co-sleeping and the Family Bed > Need some advice from fellow co-sleepers
abeard's Avatar abeard 04:55 PM 01-16-2003
Here's the 411: I have a dd who is a little over 6 months old. We have been co-sleeping basically the entire time. I also breatfeed her. She's never slept very well, but lately she's been really restless. She tosses and moves and sighs quite a bit at night. So much so that I'm afraid she's not getting enough rest. As soon as I get up to get ready for work in the morning, she wakes up and looks exhausted. She can barely hold her eyes open and has circles under her eyes. The kicker is that when she falls asleep in her car seat she sleeps so soundly!

Do any of your babies do this? I've considered moving her crib (I bought one, don't know why) to my side of the bed, lowering the rail, and letting her sleep there, but I'm not sure if I could last the night without some cuddles.

Any insight? TIA!

Amanda
Mommy to Madeleine Elise, 7/5/02

Nursingnaturalmom's Avatar Nursingnaturalmom 07:07 PM 01-16-2003
My Peyton also has been VERY restless the last couple of nights. I don't have any real advice,but wanted to let you know that you are not alone. I have heard of people side carring the crib and it has worked well.

P.S. our girls have the same middle name. Its also MY middle name

Chandi
lovnmama's Avatar lovnmama 07:19 PM 01-16-2003
Friends of mine used their crib sidecar style. They removed one entire siderail from the crib. One side of the crib was up against the wall. The other side was against the big bed. They used an oversized sheet to line both matresses, to keep them together. It worked well for them, for a couple of years. (The dad is a pediatrician and mom is a nurse, just wanted to add that interesting bit of info.)
I hope this helps.
righteousmama's Avatar righteousmama 11:43 PM 01-16-2003
I think it might be a phase! My Lilla has many different phases she has gone through. The worst one was the 2 months that she would projectile vomit each night before she went to sleep!!!

That was tough! But I hardly remember it now!

I wish you the best. Try something new if you already have the crib. It just might work. I know my LIlla could not sleep if I wasn't right there next to her. All babies are different!

I hope you get some good advice.


chicklet's Avatar chicklet 12:33 AM 01-17-2003
the sidecar crib worked well for us - my little mexican jumping bean was all over the place....i'd wake up with her feet up my nose, etc. turns out she just needed more space to stretch out for her to get a good nights rest. there was still plenty of time for cuddles, usually in the morning after daddy left for work. she still gives the guardrail of her bed a real workout, feel sorry for her future husband!!
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