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I am not sure if this is better suited for Family Bed or what..<br><br>
My dd sleeps with us, and she's always just stayed fairly in place until recently. When she hit about 7mo, she started migrating allll oooovverrr the bed at night, while asleep. Is this normal? It was such a sudden change. Could it be connected to the fact that she's started really pre-crawling/scooting alot?<br><br>
She doesn't wake me up too much from the crawling, but more from being worried she's going to scoot off the bed. I woke up at 1am the other day and she was at the bottom of the bed, near the edge! We don't have a head or footboard, but our bed is pushed in a corner and dd sleeps between us. Is there any tricks to keeping her safe while we are all asleep?<br><br>
Also, could it be a sign something is bothering her at night and she's not sleeping soundly? She's acting ok, but of course I worry this is a sign something is wrong..
 

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My dd did the same thing, went from being dead weight to a sleep scooter. I really think it was related to crawling. Eventually it all but stopped. At 16 months, she still rolls around a little, but not from the top to the bottom of the bed anymore. Maybe think about putting a bed rail along the bottom of the bed, if that's the only place she could scoot off. We got the kind that fold up for travel and they have been great for overnights where the bed is not against walls and we can't move stuff around.
 

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Jessica isn't going top to bottom yet, but she goes in circles. Then again, she has no interest in crawling yet either. I know Danielle went through a phase when she started getting ready to crawl where she seemed to migrate all over the bed at night. It was short lived thankfully. We put pillows around to make a sort of nest where she couldn't get out. I still didn't sleep soundly though - I know how rough it is to not get a good sleep. The rail idea is a good one. I got one for Danielles big girl bed at Target for 15-20 dollars I think.
 

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Thanks - I will look into a rail. It's gotten soo bad. It's great to hear that it's just a phase, hopefully that's true in our case as well! My dh, who was previously as committed to co-sleeping as I, has started mentioning that maybe we should put her to sleep in her pack n play after she falls asleep. We are just getting hardly any sleep at all, so I understand where he's coming from... But knowing it's probably just a phase helps.<br><br>
Last night dh slept with his head on the pillow on his side (more like edge) of the bed, and I slept across the bottom. So, she had about 3/4 of the bed to roam free - and boy, did she ever. Dh said at one point she was headbutting him, and when I finally got out of bed at 5am (completely gave up on getting a good night's sleep) she was mashed against me! :LOL I don't feel this is a need to cuddle with us at all, we just get in her way!<br><br>
I do not DARE bring this problem up to anyone in our families as they are all extremely anti-family bed. THANKS
 

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Danielle was like that, she would migrate all over, but with her I think it was just that she liked having contact with one of us. Even now, she sleeps better if she is crushed up against somebody.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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sounds like my family and my in laws. Every time there was some sort of sleep "thing" mentioned, the first response was always "well if you had her in her own bed....." then of course there are the breastfeeding comments - but that's another thread.
 

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yep, we are having the same problem with DD. but she won't get to the bottom of the bed, she will get about to our knees and i wake up. Once DP gets up to go to work (5am) he puts up a pillow barracade on his side of the bed, and i have to grab her and hold her like a teddy bear against me so she won't go anywhere, (she's already fallen off the bed 3 times!!)<br><br>
we cant talk to my family about it, (MIL is some-what AP and is pro-fam bed), b/c my mom will go on and on about how we will end up with a teenager sleeping with us, and we are going to screw her up and she won't be able to sleep alone ever in her life, etc.<br><br>
that's why i love MDC! <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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