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I have never posted under this topic before but would love some experienced advice. My DD is 2 1/2 MO and I want to bring her into our bed for night nursing/sleeping. There are several challenges we face.<br><br>
1) Right now DH keeps our dogs in our room for fear they will get into the trash or chew up stuff. Any suggestions on how to keep doggies safe but out of our room?(I can't trust them to stay off the bed and one likes to lay on us-may lay on baby)<br><br>
2) Do I have to get rid of my blanket and pillow or is there a safe way to use them with DD in the bed.<br><br>
3) What do I need to look for in a side rail? I have seen some pictures but they look to far spaced apart to be safe.<br><br>
4) Are there any other safety concerns I should be aware of.<br><br>
The pedi at the hospital was adamant that sharing a bed is not safe and can never be done but I am exhausted getting up 2-3 times a night.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have never posted under this topic before but would love some experienced advice. My DD is 2 1/2 MO and I want to bring her into our bed for night nursing/sleeping. There are several challenges we face.<br><br>
1) Right now DH keeps our dogs in our room for fear they will get into the trash or chew up stuff. Any suggestions on how to keep doggies safe but out of our room?(I can't trust them to stay off the bed and one likes to lay on us-may lay on baby)<br><br><b>can the dogs be crate trained or is there another room for them to be in overnight? our cats did sleep in bed with us, but they avoided the baby.</b><br><br>
2) Do I have to get rid of my blanket and pillow or is there a safe way to use them with DD in the bed.<br><br><b>at her age, she isn't moving or rolling, so I think you'll be fine so long as they stay out of her reach. it is hot right now, so we sleep with just pillows and a sheet to cover up. DS is 6 months and he sometimes will grab a sheet or blanket to cuddle with, but as the sheet is so lightweight I really am not concerned</b><br><br>
3) What do I need to look for in a side rail? I have seen some pictures but they look to far spaced apart to be safe.<br><br><b>this depends on you and where baby sleeps. ds sleeps between DH and I so I don't use one.</b><br><br>
4) Are there any other safety concerns I should be aware of.<br><br>
The pedi at the hospital was adamant that sharing a bed is not safe and can never be done but I am exhausted getting up 2-3 times a night.</div>
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<b>that is just silly, families the world over bed share with no problem.</b>
 

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We do crate train but overnight is too long for puppy to be in the crate. The older one is out of the crate now-he is not the main worry, he never gets in bed unless there is much room. We do have an unused bedroom due to it needs remodeled-I'll have hubby clean it out and try that! If they do destroy anything it's going to be replaced anyway.<br><br>
We do need a side rail as DH is a heavy sleeper-DD will sleep between me and side.
 

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we moved our bed against the wall for a little while and that really worked well. we never used a guardrail.. what about side-carring the crib to your bed? P.S so jealous your 2 month old is only waking 2-3 times a night! that is GREAT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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