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dd crawled off the bed yesterday when I thought she was napping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: she was fine, thankfully!! Scared me to death <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Usually she fusses when she wakes up, or, I check on her frequently and find her there laying exactly where I put her, calmly. She was so quiet! The top of the mattress is about 30 inches off the ground. Quite a height for a little one. dh REFUSES to let me take the mattress of the frame/box spring. Which seriously pisses me off, whats the difference? Isn't her safety way more important than his petty bed preferences? grr. I took the mattress off the frame in our spare bedroom, but she refused to fall asleep on it. I knew she was tired and I did the exact same routine, different bed. No dice. She fell asleep immediately after I put her in the normal bed. I'm considering bedrails, but how effective would that be if she started silently crawling again? She can pull herself up a little bit. What if she climbed over them? What can I do to keep her from rolling off?
 

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I have my ds nap on the couch (with me sitting/lying right there) or on a blanket on the floor for exactly this reason. My ds can crawl, so if he's awake the bed rail does not protect him from falling off the bed! (My dh also will not put the mattress on the floor.)<br><br>
I would suggest that you try to get your dd to nap in a place that is safe for her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> It might take a few days, but would certainly give you peace of mind (and be safe for her).
 

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i would set up the bed, the safest way you can <b>for your child</b>.<br><br>
if hubby doesn't like it, he can get himself a new bed and sleep on it, just the way he likes it.<br><br>
my DH knows that what this mama says, goes!<br><br>
but...you could also sew up some pillows and put the "crinkle" filling in them, or some jungle bells. line them up, like a barrier, along side of your dd. so if dd did crawl over the pillows, upon waking up, you would hear it immediately, and you could go running in to check on her.
 

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but...you could also sew up some pillows and put the "crinkle" filling in them, or some jungle bells. line them up, like a barrier, along side of your dd. so if dd did crawl over the pillows, upon waking up, you would hear it immediately, and you could go running in to check on her.</div>
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I like that! I think I'll do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> just a few minutes ago dd was napping (and I checking in very, very frequently) and when I went to check.. she was inches from the edge! Sooo glad I got there when I did. I think I'll be spending nap time in bed with knitting or a book until we get some "noisy barriers"
 
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