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I need some advice, i have never actually coslept, but have had my kids jump into bed with me occasionally.
now i have a 4 1/2 yr old who come sin some tims, and a 1 1/2 yr old who comes in every night...
Does any one have any tips for making it any safer, at the moment my DH sleeps in thelonuge so we have a good sleep, but not fair to him. :sleeping:
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :D
Also any ideas on how to get my bed back for when bubs #3 arrives????
i can only share how we worked on our co-sleeping arrangements. When i found out we were expecting bub no.3, DD (4 1/2 then) was still in with us most nights from about 1am onwards. I didn't want to 'kick her out' when the baby arrived so we started working on having her sleep in her own bed from then on. Some nights worked out well, others kind of went to the dogs! We talked to her about what a big girl she was becoming and just encouraged her. The important part for DD was knowing she could still come to us in the night no matter what, just not necessarily sleep with us. I also put a cot mattress on the floor next to my side and if she did come in, she would usually just drag in her doona and sleep there. That mattress is still there and still gets quite a bit of use. It's fine with us, DD trusts us that we will always be there and DS#2, DH and I all get a good sleep.
Ifelt the important thing was to avoid making the children feel as though they were going to be replaced. Staying mindful of this at all times really helped.:D
I think he idea of the matress on the floor is definately a great one, thanks :thumbsup:
Yep go the mattress on the floor or maybe even investing in another bed to push up against yours ?
Another option is something ive seen thats available in the U.S its like a portacot but looks a little nicer hehe but its called Arms Reach & it goes up against the parents bed at the right height the bub can just lay in there & you can roll them out as need be anyways here is a webpage for you to look at : http://www.armsreach.com/
Good luck :)
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