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So this is our third baby, first one didn't co-sleep, and I can't remember how I prevented w/ our second.... But yesterday dd2 (six months old) rolled off the bed while I wasn't there. She hasn't "rolled" anywhere before, but I should've known it was going to happen sometime soon. Anyway, I don't want this to happen again, but in the mornings, she is asleep with me, and I ususally get to leave her there for an hour or so. The other times, she's in the co-sleeper, so it's not an issue.<br><br>
DH is totally not ok with putting the mattress on the floor, and I don't have any bed rails anymore, but I guess I need to get some. And the way our room is, we can't put it against a wall. Right now, she's sleeping with pillows on either side of her.... I'm thinking that's what I did w/ dd1.<br><br>
Just wondering if anyone has any good tips? Especially when babies start crawling and don't have depth perception. That one scares me!<br><br>
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I don't have any good tips, just a warning. DD (7 mo) scooted backwards off the bed earlier this week despite being barricaded by pillows. She pushed the pillow off and then fell onto the pillow. Sooooo....just be careful with the pillows.<br><br>
We're kinda in the same boat. Can't put the bed on the floor or against a wall. Love the cosleeper but she's outgrowing it for naps. So we're going to get a crib for naps. Sigh.
 

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I'm anticipating the same issues and looking for suggestions. We're co-sleeping with our 10-week-old -- he sleeps between us. He certainly isn't rolling over yet, but it's on the horizon. I'm wondering about where to put him for naps and also when one of us gets out of bed earlier than the other in the morning. I bought a pack n play, but it's still in the box in the car as I'm not convinced it's the right solution. I don't want to get a crib -- the slats bother me (long story....I used to be a prisoners' rights lawyer & they're too akin to bars for me). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
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no help here??? I'm surprised this isn't an issue for others b/c it seems inevitable. But whenever I've brought it up here, no one responds. Strange. Maybe a bump will help!<br><br>
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we have a bedbug thingy- it's the cheap (non organic, ugh) version of a tres tria since those are PRICEY. We put it under our fitted sheet. Ummm... my 12 month old is cosleeping and even w/ that I'm always nervous she'll crawl off. So alas, I am always in the room when ahe sleeps in there or QUICKLY in the bathroom or grabbing something. I'd like yo be able to get things done during naps- but this too shall pass and it's nice down time to read and knit (and surf the web).<br><br>
Looking forward to others; solutions since mine isn't the greatest!
 

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We have the same situation and have solved it using Snug Tuck Pillows, which are bolster-type cylindrical pillows with elastic bands that go around the mattress and tighten. We borrowed these and so didn't have to buy them - they're kind of expensive. They look like they'd be easy to make, but I have absolutely no sewing skills, so this isn't really an option for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">.<br><br>
We use these pillows on both sides and the foot of the bed, because all were available to us and we figured that the bed could also serve as a play area to roll around on and practice sitting, etc. without worrying about hard surfaces. One caveat is that DS is currently only rolling and tummy scooting, not cross-crawling. He does know how to get his body over pillows, etc. and has a mighty lunge, so I make sure that I am always nearby to make sure he doesn't get over the barrier. These pillows come in different sizes, so you could get ones that rise higher off of the bed for a more mobile baby. We don't have to worry about where DS will sleep for naps, because he will only sleep in our arms or next to DH or I snuggled up on the bed.<br><br>
We have really liked this set-up and the pillows are easily transportable in the car for trips, etc. We just ordered an inflatable one (called Bed Bugz) that we are going to bring with us on vacation this spring. If you're not interested in using the bed as a play area, but just want to have some peace of mind while sleeping, I would think getting 2 pillows, one for each side of the bed would be a good way to go - this way if you sleep with someone else other than your child, when either you or he/she gets out of bed, you have a pillow in place to serve as a barrier. HTH!
 

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Well what we've done to deal with this is to put a full mattress (no box spring) on the floor of her room. She cosleeps with us once we're in bed, but for naps or early evening I nurse her to sleep in her bed and then we have a baby monitor. She's about 6 inches off the ground, with carpet all around. it's working really well for us. That way, whenever she's in our bed (which does have a danger of falling) she's with us.
 

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It sounds like our set-up, mattress on the floor, isn't an option for you. I did want to respond though, because we do use pillows and rolled blankets as a border all around the bed. At 9 months, it works great for DS, while DD just scoots right over the obstacles and usually lands softly. When DS wakes up he cries out and just lays still, playing with his hands or watching his sister. DD on the other hand will "talk" a bit, but is usually scooting toward the edge by the time I hear her on the monitor and make it to the room. So, I guess what works just depends on the baby.
 

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One word Bedrails. Safety first had a double sided that goes up to queen if your bed is bigger than get two sigles. Thay sell them at target. No co-sleepers should be without them
 
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