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we're planning on co sleeping with our babe on the way. im looking at bed rails, but they all say like 20" tall. our mattress is 17" deep, so that wouldnt leave much actual side protection. does anyone know if they sell taller ones, or adjustable ones?<br><br>
also, although we've co slept with older babies/toddlers (nephews and stuff) dh is a little nervous about having a newborn in bed with him, and would feel more comfortable with one of those snuggle nest things to go in the bed, at least for the first little while. anyone know a place to get a cheap no frills one? it doesnt need night lights and vibration and stuff, lol<br><br>
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We have a snuggle nest that we used for the first week. It has a light, but nothing else and is nice and simple. As far as the bed rails, I have no idea. We have a cal king sized bed and I can't find bed rails that fit it...<br><br>
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We never used a rail or anything. I thought we wanted a snuggle nest, but I was so glad we never got one. You can't nurse in those!<br><br>
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My baby slept in a snuggle nest from 2 weeks until 2 months, when he outgrew it. Now he sleeps in the bed with us full time. I put the snuggle nest right up beside the rail, took him out to breasfeed and put him back to sleep. It worked great, I had a no frills one also. But they outgrow it quick but I would use it again with another newborn.
 

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We tried the snuggle nest. DD kept being rolled from side to side on it's hard surface whenever anyone in the bed moved. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
The only thing that was nice about it was we could put it up high in the bed, between the pillows and it allowed me to sleep with my face next to her and have my king size "huggy" pillow.<br><br>
DD now loves to use it as a play bed for her or her stuffed animals.<br><br>
We bought ours at Babies R Us for something like $50.<br><br>
After we ditched the snuggle nest DD always slept in the middle of the bed. SO I never felt the need for a rail. I would nurse her on the outer side first and then finish up on the middle side. When she was a little bigger I was able to nurse with both breasts without having to switch sides.
 

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We used a port-a-crib butted against the bed on my side with a pillow shoved in the gap, and I keep/kept her between me and that because DH would roll on her. If I had to nurse on my left side (his side), I just kept her in my armpit with my arm around her so I could feel if he rolled. I still do it this way and she's almost a year. Having the port-a-crib was nice too, I have a basinette insert in it and kept all the diaper stuff there for the first few weeks.
 

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The snuggle nest didn't work very well for us either. It was always tipping at weird angle, and there wasn't room in the bed for all three of us and that.<br><br>
Did you try <a href="http://www.onestepahead.com" target="_blank">www.onestepahead.com</a> for bed rails? Sometimes they have unusual products like bed rails for higher mattresses. Do you really need a bed rail? New baby isn't going anywhere by himself - he/she can't really move, for one thing, and will want to be close to you anyway. My son was over a year before I really needed rails. Even now he rarely goes away from me, he sleeps in the crook of my arm. But of course that depends on the baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Or, you could just put the mattress on the floor.
 
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